Hereditary Cancers in the Jewish Community
This training is designed for not only those in the oncology space, but health care providers whose patients may also benefit from genetic testing for hereditary cancer mutations. Examples include primary care physicians, gynecologists, urologists, gastroenterologists, and dermatologists. The training will provide a review of hereditary cancer genetics and help to clarify which patients with hereditary cancer mutations may need to be followed in the healthcare professional’s specialty because of the cancer risks that they face.
- Participants will understand how genetic testing impacts a variety of medical subspecialties.
- Participants will appreciate that genetic testing may lead to actions to significantly reduce cancer risk for patients.
- Participants will Identify the cultural nuances and psychosocial concerns in the Jewish community regarding genetic screening.