Full course description

About this Course

Lynch syndrome is a hereditary cancer syndrome associated with significantly increased risk for colorectal, endometrial, and many other cancer types. When diagnosed, increased screening and surveillance can lead to early cancer diagnoses and even prevention, decreasing morbidity and mortality. Although approximately 1 in 300-1,000 individuals has Lynch syndrome, it is underdiagnosed. In this course, you will hear from a patient who has Lynch syndrome about her experience. You will practice recognizing Lynch syndrome red flags, communicating about the Lynch syndrome testing process, and incorporating increased screening. You will have access to tools and resources to help you perform these tasks in your practice.

Target Audience

Nurses and/or Advanced Practice Nurses

Learning Outcomes

Recognize Lynch syndrome (LS) red flags

Communicate with patients about the Lynch syndrome testing process

Incorporate screening and surveillance for individuals with Lynch syndrome

CNE Information and Disclosures

Release Date: 2/1/18

End Date: CME will be available until 12/21/19.

CNE Approval Statement

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Northeast Multi-State Division (NE-MSD), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont Nurses Associations are members of the Northeast Multi-State Division of the American Nurses Association.

Claiming Your Credit

In order to claim credit 1) answer the pre-assessment questions, 2) work through the module content in its entirety, 3) successfully complete the post-assessment answering 2 out of 4 questions correctly and 4) complete the evaluation.

Nurses are eligible for a maximum of .5 contact hours upon the completion of this activity.

Planners, Writers, and Reviewers 

  • Emily Edelman, MS, CGC, The Jackson Laboratory
  • Greg Feero, MD, PhD, Maine General Medical Center; Maine Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency program
  • Therese Ingram Nissen, MA, The Jackson Laboratory
  • Suzanne Levasseur, APRN
  • Kate Reed, MPH, ScM, CGC, The Jackson Laboratory
  • Robin Schwartz, MS, CGC, UCONN Health, Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences
  • Linda Steinmark, ScM, CGC, The Jackson Laboratory

Conflict of Interest Disclosure 
This educational activity does not include any content that relates to the products and/or services of a commercial interest that would create a conflict of interest.

Commercial Support
This program was supported by educational grants from The Connecticut Department of Public Health and the CDC. There is no commercial support being received for this activity.


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Should you have questions regarding the content of the activity, please email Clinical and Continuing Education at the Jackson Laboratory or call 207.288.6971.

Should you have technical questions, please email Therese Ingram.