Cancer Genetics Education Program
The Division of Clinical Cancer Genetics
at City of Hope offers educational courses and self-teaching tools for professionals in the fields of cancer and cancer genetics. This Cancer Genetics Education Program is supported in part by funding from the NCI (IRC4CA153828-01 andIR25CA112486).
Dramatic advances in our understanding of the genetic basis for cancer have led to the development of new technologies and tools for genetic cancer risk assessment. The Cancer Genetics Education Program at City of Hope offers a series of comprehensive learning tools designed to enhance the education of primary care physicians and clinical oncology professionals on the topics of cancer genetics and cancer risk assessment, and their application to patient care. Through a series of educational courses, workshops, seminars, newsletters and a direct, interactive electronic communications network, professionals can be tutored in the latest information on cancer molecular genetics, the fundamentals of obtaining an adequate family history, understanding genetic cancer risk assessment, ethical and legal complexities of genetic testing, and other current/timely topics.
Annual Clinical Cancer Genetics and Genomics Conference
“New Frontiers In Diagnosis, Screening And Management Of Inherited Cancer Syndromes”
This activity will provide an interdisciplinary educational forum in which to update state-of-the-are science, discuss real-world cases, curate interesting pedigrees and prepare case summaries to disseminate new knowledge in translational genomics and evidence-based clinical management of high-risk patients and their family members. This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
Cancer Genetics Career Development Program
City of Hope offers an innovative Cancer Genetics Career Development Program
which provides interdisciplinary training focused on cancer genetics and cancer prevention control research. The traineeship is open to three applicants per year.
Intensive Course in Cancer Risk Assessment
City of Hope's Division of Clinical Cancer Genetics offers an annual CME/CEU-accredited multimodal intensive course
to address the need for professional training in clinical cancer genetics and research collaboration for community-based clinicians.
Clinical Cancer Genomics Community of Practice
City of Hope CCG Community of Practice
brings cancer genetics practitioners from diverse practice settings together for professional learning, enduring patient-centered support and dynamic community-based research collaborations to promote quality care and improved patient outcomes across the U.S. and internationally.