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Cancer Genetics Update (Broken Hill)

Date: 17-08-2017 18:30:00 to 20:30

Date & Time:      Thursday 17 August 2017; 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Location:      TBC, Broken Hill
Contact:      Natalie Miani  T: 08 8005 8362 or E: natalie.miani@wnswphn.org.au  
RSVP By:      Tuesday 15 August 2017

This workshop will address inherited cancer syndromes and specifically:

  • Review the importance of assessing family history and the “red flags” that distinguish a low-risk from a high-risk family
  • Provide a guidance on when and how to refer to a familial cancer clinic, including the newly revised guidelines for publicly funded genetic testing (eg in ovarian cancer, triple negative breast cancer etc)
  • Discuss strategies to manage cancer risk, with particular emphasis on hereditary polyposis and colon cancer and other rare but high risk cancer syndromes
  • Increase understanding of the implications and limitations of genetic testing including single gene versus gene panel tests and the role of tumour (somatic) testing for patients and families as well as the costs involved.

Presenter:

Dr Hilda High, Genetic Oncologist.

Target Audience: 

GPs, Registrars, Nurses, Pharmacists, Medical Students, Specialists and other interested Health Professionals.

Learning Outcomes

  • Analyse a simple family history and distinguish a low-risk from a high-risk family with respect to polyps and bowel cancer as well as other solid tumours such as breast and ovarian cancer
  • Discuss the implications and limitations of genetic testing and the pros and cons of testing using single gene versus gene panels
  • Recognise when and how to refer a patient or a family to a Genetic Oncologist or Familial Cancer Clinic
  • Recognise the role of tumour testing in identifying patients (including those who are deceased) who may harbor an inherited cancer syndrome and the implication of this testing for patients and families
  • Discuss the diagnosis and management of key inherited cancer syndromes.
Note: Dr High encourages participant engagement – you are invited to bring a case study for discussion (if possible, but not compulsory, please email the de-identified case details to natalie.miani@wnswphn.org.au in advance).

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