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Familial breast cancer

Familial breast cancer

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Time to Complete

0.5 hours


February 21, 2018


February 21, 2018

Programme Description

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.

Educational Objectives

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
  • Authors

    Activity author
    Dr Helen Hanson
    Consultant, cancer genetics
    St George's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and
    South West Thames Regional Genetics Service

    Test author
    Dr Pia-Sophie Wool


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 0.5 learning credits (0.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    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 and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


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