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Precision Medicine for Your Practice: Exploring Somatic Cancer Panel Testing (CME) is a Course

Precision Medicine for Your Practice: Exploring Somatic Cancer Panel Testing (CME)

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About this Course

Precision Medicine For Your Practice is a series of short (20-30 min), online modules covering specific topics in genomics and precision medicine. In this module, Exploring Somatic Cancer Panel Testing, participants will learn about large somatic cancer panels, which test for dozens or hundreds of variants that may be driving cancer growth and suggest therapeutics targeted to the variants that are identified. When should these panels be used? And which patients are good candidates? Learn about benefits, limitations, and challenges of using large somatic cancer panels using the five parts of this module: overview information via an animated video; practice cases to facilitate learning-by-doing; "dig deeper" for more in-depth topics; and logistics and additional resources for more detail.

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Activity Overview

Precision Medicine for Your Practice: Exploring Somatic Cancer Panel Testing - CME

Original Publication Date: December 20, 2016
Renewal Date: December 19, 2019
Expiration Date: December 18, 2022 

Upon completion of this educational activity, the learner will be able to:

  • Identify the types of clinical information that can be gained from large somatic cancer panels.
  • Determine how large somatic cancer panel results could be applied to patient care.

Target Audience
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of practicing physicians who provide oncology care.

Accreditation Statement
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
The American Medical Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of .50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Claiming Your CME Credit
In order to claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, you must: 1) answer the pre-assessment questions, 2) work through the module in its entirety, 3) successfully complete the post-assessment by answering 4 out of 5 questions correctly and 4) complete the evaluation.

Multimedia contributors
Linda Steinmark, MS, LGC, Project Manager, Clinical and Continuing Education, The Jackson Laboratory
Kate Reed, MPH, ScM, CGC, Director, Clinical and Continuing Education, The Jackson Laboratory
Therese Ingram Nissen, MA, Senior Instructional Designer/Technologist, The Jackson Laboratory
Emily Edelman, MS, CGC, Associate Director, Clinical and Continuing Education, The Jackson Laboratory
Sean C. McConnell, PhD, Senior Policy Analyst, Science, Medicine & Public Health, CME Program Committee, AMA
Laura Nicholson, MD, PhD, Director of Education, Scripps Research Translational Institute

Disclosure Statement
Unless noted, all individuals in control of content reported no relevant financial relationships.

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

For the best performance in a mobile environment, please download the Canvas Mobile App for IOS and Android.

Check the basic computer specifications and supported browsers.

Should you have technical questions or questions regarding the content of the activity, please email Clinical and Continuing Education at the Jackson Laboratory.

All information in Precision Medicine for Your Practice 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 Precision Medicine for Your Practice. Reliance on any information in Precision Medicine for Your Practice 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 Precision Medicine for Your Practice.

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