Genetic Testing: Identifying Patients at Risk for Breast and Ovarian Cancer

May 22, 2012

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.

Target Audience

This webinar series is designed to meet the educational needs of oncology nurses who manage patients with cancer.

Learning Objectives

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


Additional information

This activity is supported by an educational donation provided by Amgen. This program is supported by education grants from Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc., Genentech, Janssen Biotech Services, LLC, Merck Oncology, Pfizer, sanofi-aventis U.S. and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, and TEVA Oncology.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Participation
  • 1.00 Nurse
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
05/22/2012 - 11:00am EDT
Event ends: 
05/22/2012 - 12:00pm EDT

Heather Hampel, MS, CGC

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center –James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute 

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Participation
  • 1.00 Nurse


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