Genetic Testing in Cancer Patients: A Case Illustration SPOC

This talk aims to provide a general background on the breadth and application of genetic testing in cancer patients. We will also provide strategies for communicating with patients about the necessity and utilization of testing, by presenting sample patient cases to demonstrate these approaches.

Target Audience

These courses are intended for medical, radiation, and surgical oncologists, hematologists, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses, physician assistants, radiologic technologists, researchers, pharmacists, trainees, allied health personnel, and others who are interested in care for patients and survivors in North Carolina.

Learning Objectives

Define somatic and germline genetic testing 

Describe the roles of somatic and germline genetic testing in cancer care

Discuss best ways to communicate genetic information to help bridge the language gap between providers and patients

Explain the process of utilizing genetic testing to select optimal cancer treatment
 

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Participation

    UNC Lineberger Cancer Network certificate of participation.

    Tim Poe, Director of Telehealth

Course opens: 
04/01/2021
Course expires: 
12/31/2027
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Photo of Amber Cipriani, PharmD, BCOP, CPP 

Amber Cipriani, PharmD, BCOP, CPP

Clinical Assistant Professor
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
UNC School of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Photo of Ashlynn Messmore, CGC, MS 

Ashlynn Messmore, CGC, MS

Clinical Assistant Professor, Genetics
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
UNC School of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Photo of Jaime Richardson, BA, RN, BSN, OCN, CCRP 

Jaime Richardson, BA, RN, BSN, OCN, CCRP

Nurse Coordinator
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
UNC School of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

Presenter Disclosure Information

Amber Cipriani, PharmD, BCOP, CPP, Ashlynn Messmore, CGC, MS, and Jaime Richardson, BA, RN, BSN, OCN, CCRP, have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests as defined by the ACCME.

 

This Non-Credit Course does NOT have accreditation for continuing education credits.

The course offers only general participation certificates.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Participation

    UNC Lineberger Cancer Network certificate of participation.

    Tim Poe, Director of Telehealth

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