Genetic Testing: Identifying Patients at Risk for Breast and Ovarian Cancer
The 2012 Nursing Program: Advancing Oncology Nursing™ webinar series will provide the oncology nurse with comprehensive and clinically relevant information regarding the management of patients with cancer. This series will focus on genetic testing for breast and ovarian cancer, cancer pain management, the challenges of oral therapy regimens, dermatologic toxicities, nursing considerations for advanced lung cancer and advanced colorectal cancer, and the nurse's role in cancer survivorship care. Oncology nurses will leave this program with information to provide the best clinical care and patient education to further improve their patients' quality of life.
This webinar series is designed to meet the educational needs of oncology nurses who manage patients with cancer.
Following this webinar, participants should be able to:
- Describe common genetic syndromes that increase a patient’s risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer
- Outline the recommended molecular testing for identifying high-risk patients
- Provide examples of when it is appropriate to refer a patient for genetic counseling
Heather Hampel, MS, CGC
The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center –James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
- 1.00 Participation
- 1.00 Nurse