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Genetic risk in breast cancer

Genetic risk in breast cancer

This course is available for purchase individually or as part of a package of courses:



Time to Complete

1 hour


March 3, 2016


February 10, 2017

Programme Description

Dr Caroline Richardson explains genetic risk in breast cancer and outlines the surgical options available to women at increased risk.

This module, based on a presentation at MIMS Clinical Update 2015, brings you expert opinion and key learning points in an audiovisual format. You can play the audio presentation at a time to suit you while viewing the slides, pause and continue as needed. A CPD certificate is awarded for completing this module.

Please note slides containing images of breast cancer surgery have been removed from this web presentation for reasons of patient confidentiality.

Educational Objectives

After taking this activity the healthcare professional should be better able to:
  • Understand the relevance of BRCA genes in breast cancer risk
  • Identify women at genetic risk of breast cancer
  • Know when to organise genetic testing or increased surveillance
  • Discuss the surgical options available to women with increased risk

    Dr Caroline Richardson
    Consultant oncoplastic breast surgeon
    The Royal Marsden Hospital


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1 learning credits (1 hour 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.


    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