Germline genetic testing for patients with prostate cancer webinar

 

Join Heather Cheng, MD, PhD, Director of the SCCA Prostate Cancer Genetics Clinic, and genetic counselor, Lauren Facchini for a discussion on the intersection of genetic testing for inherited mutations and biomarker testing in prostate cancer. 

Topics include: 

  • Recognizing the difference between germline and somatic genetic testing and main categories of methods to test each and their strengths and limitations
  • Identifying prostate cancer patients who should be offered genetic testing
  • Illustrating the role of the genetic counselor
  • Demonstrating essential elements of collecting a family cancer history
  • Describing the main components of pretest education
  • Assessing potential implications for prostate cancer treatment and family counseling
  • Recognizing additional resources available

For genitourinary oncology referrals, contact:  

  • Phone: (206) 606-8300
  • Fax: (206) 606-2216
  • Email: pccgu@seattlecca.org
  • Our online referral form is available here 

For CME credit, view this webinar on Medscape.
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