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Lynch syndrome: Identifying patients at risk for HNPCC

Lynch syndrome: Identifying patients at risk for HNPCC

Format

Clinical Review

Time to Complete

45 minutes

Released

April 14, 2011

Expires

April 15, 2013

Program Description

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States and is the leading cause of cancer death overall. Most colorectal cancers occur sporadically; however, 5% to 10% are caused by hereditary cancer predisposition syndromes, the most common being Lynch syndrome. A thorough personal and family history can help raise the level of suspicion for Lynch syndrome. Knowing the risk factors for Lynch syndrome and the availability of genetic counseling/testing services is very important for these patients.

Educational Objectives

After participating in this activity, clinicians should be better able to:


  • Describe the risk profile for Lynch syndrome (hereditary nonpolyposis
    colorectal cancer).

  • Describe the role of mismatch repair genes in this inherited autosomal
    dominant syndrome.

  • Develop a plan for a high-risk person with Lynch syndrome.




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Disclosure

Faculty
Cristina Polinsky, MS, CGC; Rachael Brandt, MS, CGC; Rosemarie Tucci, RN, MSN, AOCN
and Terri McHugh, DO, reported no financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CE activity.

Planners, reviewers, and staff
Fiona J. Shannon, MHS, FNP; Phyllis Arn Zimmer, MN, FNP, FAAN; Joyce Pagan; Kristen Childress, DNP, FNP
and Connie Morrison-Hoogstede, MN, ANP, AOCNP, reported no financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CE activity.

Accreditor Disclosure: The Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation (NPHF) assesses conflict of interest with its instructors, planners, reviewers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of CE activities. All relevant conflicts of interest that are identified are thoroughly vetted by NPHF for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies utilized in this activity, and patient care recommendations. NPHF is committed to providing its learners with high quality CE activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in health care.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This educational activity does not contain discussion of any published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA .

Disclaimer
The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of or imply endorsement by NPHF, the American Nurses Credentialing Center, or Haymarket Media, Inc. As this article contains only a review, participants have an implied responsibility to use this newly acquired information while also consulting other appropriate sources of information in order to gain full understanding of the topic.

Faculty

Cristina Polinsky, MS, CGC
Certified genetic counselor
Cancer Risk Assessment and Genetics Program
Main Line Health
Bryn Mawr, PA

Rachael Brandt, MS, CGC
Certified genetic counselor
Cancer Risk Assessment and Genetics Program
Main Line Health
Bryn Mawr, PA

Rosemarie Tucci, RN, MSN, AOCN
Manager for Oncology Programs
Lankenau Medical Center
Wynnewood, PA

Terri McHugh, DO
Medical Director
Cancer Risk Assessment and Genetics Program
Main Line Health
Bryn Mawr, PA

Accredited Provider

Co-sponsored by the Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation and Haymarket Media Inc.

Credit

0.75

Type

CE for Nurses

Accreditation Statement

This continuing nursing education activity is provided by the Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation (NPHF).

NPHF is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Designation Statement

This educational activity for 0.75 contact hours is provided by The Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation.

Instructions

To obtain credit, a score of 80% or better is required. This CNE is offered at no cost to participants. Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully completed this program, answered all test questions, completed the posttest survey, and have received your digital copy of your credit certificate. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME.com within your Profile/Exam History, which you can then access at any time.

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