This site is intended for healthcare professionals

This activity is hosted on the site of our educational partner

You will be connecting to our educational partner, which controls its own content, practices, and other policies.

You will be connecting to our educational partner, which controls its own content, practices, and other policies.

  • Overview
  • Activity
  • Post-Test
  • Evaluation
  • Claim Credit
Genetic testing and breast cancer prevention

Genetic testing and breast cancer prevention

Format

Audio

Time to Complete

0.5 hours

Published

November 13, 2015

Updated

November 13, 2015

Programme Description

Dr Clare Turnbull presents key learning points on familial risk of breast cancer. This 20-minute activity is comprised of audio and presentation slides from MIMS Clinical Update 2014, with the kind permission of The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust.

Educational Objectives

After taking this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Understand the familial risk of breast cancer
  • Understand the role of BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation in male breast cancer, ovarian cancer and prostate cancer
  • Distinguish diagnostic from predictive genetic testing
  • Recognise when to refer patients for predictive or diagnostic testing
  • Be aware of management options for patients with significant familial risk of breast cancer
  • Activity and test author
    Dr Clare Turnbull
    Research team leader,
    Institute of Cancer Research
    Consultant in clinical genetics,
    The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
    London
    United Kingdom

    INSTRUCTIONS

    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.

    SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

    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
    Add to Queue