Full course description

About this Program

This program was developed to help primary care providers identify, evaluate, and manage patients at increased risk of HBOC. The program was developed by the Michigan State Department of Health and Human Services and the National Coalition for Health Profession Education in Genetics (now The Jackson Laboratory Clinical and Continuing Education Program) with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Working through the case studies, you will practice identifying, evaluating, and managing patients with HBOC. The program also provides strategies for counseling patients before and after genetic testing, approaches to communicating risk, and tools to help you collaborate with a genetic or other specialist.

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Learning Objectives

  1. Demonstrate the ability to collect cancer family history information
  2. Describe appropriate referral procedures and methods to identify genetic specialists in one’s area.
  3. Identify current evidence-based recommendations for genetic counseling/testing for breast and ovarian cancer.

CME Information

Original Release: October 18, 2013
Termination Date: October 19, 2016

CME credit will be renewed by the end of 2016

Number of Credit Hours

Michigan State University designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

A score of 70% or greater must be obtained on the post-test in order to receive credit. If a score of less than 70% is obtained on the post-test, credit will not be given, and retakes are not allowed.

This course should take approximately 2 hours to complete. 

Hardware/software Requirements
Audio speakers or headphones
Screen resolution of 800X600 or higher
Adobe Reader 5.0 or higher 

As of June 4, 2016, we support the following versions of Flash and popular web browsers:

  • Internet Explorer 11 and Edge
  • Chrome 50 and 51
  • Safari 8 and 9
  • Firefox 45 and 46 (Extended Releases are not supported)
  • Flash 20 and 21 (used for recording or viewing audio/video and uploading files)
  • Respondus Lockdown Browser (supporting the latest system requirements)

Operating Systems

  • Windows 7 and newer
  • Mac OSX 10.6 and newer
  • Linux - chromeOS

Mobile Operating System Native App Support

  • iOS 7 and newer
  • Android 4.2 and newer

Should you have questions regarding the content of the activity, please email Kate Reed or call 207.288.6971.

Should you have technical questions, please email Therese Ingram.

All information in Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer: Is my patient at risk? is provided for educational purposes only. This information is not a substitute for clinical guidance or the consultation of a medical professional. Always seek the advice of a qualified health professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read in Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer: Is my patient at risk?. Reliance on any information in Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer: Is my patient at risk? is solely at your own risk. The Jackson Laboratory does not endorse or recommend any specific procedures, tests, products, services, health professionals or other information that may be found in Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer: Is my patient at risk?