Impact of Family history on Cancer Risk Assessment and Management

Ever wonder what to tell your patient when she says she has a family history of breast cancer?

This educational activity is designed to:

Educate providers about the implications of family history on cancer risk and about the benefits of cancer risk assessment and genetic counseling.

This webinar highlights the importance of taking a family history for every patient, the indications that are appropriate for further cancer risk assessment, information about how to refer a patient to a genetics professional, and why this is beneficial to the patient and to the provider’s practice.  Other topics  addressed: defining risk assessment versus genetic testing, information on hereditary cancer syndromes and how a risk assessment leads to cancer risk reduction and early detection.


Wisconsin Cancer Risk Program Network (WiCRPN)

The program was created by the members of the Wisconsin Cancer Risk Program Network (WiCRPN) and supported by a grant from the WI Comprehensive Cancer Control Program and the Wisconsin Cancer Council.

Target Audience

Primary care, OB/GYN, family practice and internal medicine providers

Learning Objectives

 At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Identify the ‘red flags’ for hereditary cancer, determining which patients may benefit from genetic counseling and genetic testing
  2. Understand how a patient’s family history may impact cancer screening recommendations
  3. Utilize and adapt tools for cancer family history collection in clinical practice


Additional information


Jennifer Geurts
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 955-5899
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Activity Director:

Jenny Geurts, MS, CGC

Certified Genetic Counselor

Medical College of Wisconsin

Human & Molecular Genetics Center

Ms. Guerts has no relelvant financial relationships to disclose.


Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.


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