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Precision Medicine for Your Practice: Interpreting Results from Somatic Cancer Panels (CNE)

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About this Course

Precision Medicine for Your Practice is a series of short (30 min), online modules covering specific topics in genomics and precision medicine. In this module, Interpreting Results from Somatic Cancer Panel Testing, participants will learn how to find and use important information on somatic cancer testing panel reports. What are the key components of a test report? What do specific findings mean? Learn how to identify important test characteristics to compare and contrast offerings from different labs, find actionable information on the test report, and interpret results in the context of the individual patient 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: Interpreting Results from Somatic Cancer Panels - CNE
Original Publication Date:
June 6, 2017
Renewal Date: September 21, 2020
Expiration Date: September 14, 2022

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

  • Identify important test characteristics to compare and contrast offerings from different labs
  • Find actionable information on the report
  • Interpret results in the context of the individual patient

Target Audience
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of practicing nurses and/or advanced practice nurses, physicians and physician assistants.

CNE Approval Statement
The Jackson Laboratory is co-providing this continuing nursing education activity with the American Medical Association and Scripps Translational Science Institute. 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.

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 4 out of 5 questions correctly and 4) complete the evaluation.  

Nurses are eligible for a maximum of .50 contact hours upon the completion of this activity.

Planning Committee & Faculty

  • Linda Steinmark, MS, CGC, 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 McConnell, PhD, Senior Policy Analyst, Science, Medicine & Public Health, CME Program Committee, American Medical Association
  • Laura Nicholson, MD, PhD, Director of Research, Graduate Medical Education (GME), Scripps Health 
  • Janet K. Williams, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor of Nursing, Chair of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, University of Iowa

Subject Matter Experts

  • Christine M. Walko, PharmD, BCOP, FCCP, Personalized Medicine Expert, DeBartolo Family Personalized Medicine Institute, Moffitt Cancer Center
  • Jens Rueter, MD, Medical Director, Maine Cancer Genomics Initiative, The Jackson Laboratory

Conflict of Interest Disclosure
Unless otherwise noted, the program planners and faculty do not have a financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organizations that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest in the context of the subject of this course.

The following disclosures are reported that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest in the education program:

Janet K. Williams, PhD, RN, FAAN, stockholder of Pfizer

In her role as a planner, Dr. Williams recused herself from all deliberations relating to content related to the commercial entities with which she has a financial interest and is not responsible for reviewing for bias any related content. All educational material has been peer-reviewed by external reviewers to assess for bias.


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Hardware/Software Requirements

Audio speakers or headphones
Screen resolution of 800X600 or higher
Adobe Reader 5.0 or higher

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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.