It's In the Genes: Understanding Genetics and Genomics in Oncology Webinar Recording

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Description

Genetics play a critical role in the development of cancer as well as in its prevention and treatment. During this one-hour recorded webinar, you'll learn more about the basic concepts in genetics and how to address the genetic-related challenges that you encounter as you care for patients with cancer. 

This recorded webinar is offered on demand. Instructions on how to immediately access the course will be sent to you in an automatically generated email receipt after you register. You will enjoy access to this webinar until December 31, 2019.

Course Topics

  • Brief history of genetics/genomics in cancer care 
  • Basic concepts in genetics (sequencing, FISH, SNPs, germline, somatic, next generation testing, variants of unknown significance)
  • Case study describing the use of somatic tumor testing and decision about germline testing based on the somatic tumor testing 
  • Case study on the management of a variant of unknown clinical significance 
  • Case study outlining the complexities of direct to consumer genetic testing  

Expected Outcomes

Upon completion of this activity, the learner will apply concepts of genetics knowledge to personal practice and patient education.  

Target Audience

This course is designed to meet the educational needs of oncology nurses who care for people with cancer, in any setting, and at any time in the continuum of care.

ILNA Breakdown

OCN®, CBCN®, AOCNP®, and AOCNS®

1 ILNA point may be applied toward one of these categories:

  • 1 point: Scientific Basis
  • 1 point: Professional

CPHON®

1 ILNA point may be applied toward one of these categories:

  • 1 point: Professional
  • 1 point: Disease-Related Biology

BMTCN®

1 ILNA point may be applied toward one of these categories:

  • 1 point: Professional
  • 1 point: Basic Concepts and Indications for Transplantation
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