Dr Helen Hanson provides an update on familial risk of breast cancer, and BRCA testing. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include appropriate breast surveillance, who is eligible for a genetic test, and management of BRCA carriers.
After reading this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
Understand the role of inherited susceptibility in breast cancer
Identify the criteria for referral to secondary and tertiary care for screening and genetic testing
Appreciate the role of the BRCA mutation in risk of breast and ovarian cancer
Activity author Dr Helen Hanson Consultant, cancer genetics Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust Surrey United Kingdom
Test author Dr Pia-Sophie Wool GP Worcestershire United Kingdom
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Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time. This activity is offered at no cost.
Hardware and Software Requirements
A computer with an internet connection
Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required