Genetic cancer risk assessment is an interdisciplinary standard-of-care practice that uses a growing arsenal of genetic and genomic tools and empiric risk models to provide precision prevention and management for individuals and their families. Identifying hereditary cancer predisposition through genomic cancer risk assessment allows for intensified measures to prevent cancers or detect them at an earlier, more treatable stage, and both germ line and somatic/tumor testing may guide precision cancer therapies. This course provides a foundation of knowledge and skills in the multidisciplinary specialty practice of genetic cancer risk assessment and counseling. The course designed is a blended, flipped-classroom model that combines recorded core distance-learning didactic modules developed by recognized experts in the field of cancer genomics with topic-specific discussion board engagement between learners and faculty, and weekly face-to-face application of new knowledge into practice through individual and team-centered case-based learning and cancer risk counseling skills development.
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