Intensive Course in Genetic Cancer Risk Assessment

The IC 2023 application is now open

  • The enrollment window for IC 2023 is open from April 10 to Aug. 1, 2022.
  • The IC 2023 session will start Oct. 21, 2022, and end March 14, 2023.
The Intensive Course in Genomic Cancer Risk Assessment is a continuing medical education course for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, genetic counselors and other health care professionals seeking skills in this area.
The course runs from October through March each year. There is a track that combines distance learning with a four-day series of workshops on campus at City of Hope (Track 1), as well as an online-only track (Track 2). The only difference between the two tracks is the fact that Track 1 offers intensive four-day workshops.
For course or application inquiries, visit the webpage.

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of the Intensive Course in Genomic Cancer Risk Assessment, participants will be able to:
  • Integrate cancer genetics and oncology knowledge into clinical practice
  • Apply skills commensurate with practitioner-level proficiency into the cancer risk assessment and case management process
  • Recommend risk-appropriate options for cancer screening and prevention, including imaging, chemo preventive and surgical interventions
  • Incorporate understanding of medical, ethical, legal and psychosocial ramifications of cancer risk counseling and testing into clinical practice 
  • Understand the value of hereditary cancer registries, cancer epidemiology and cancer prevention studies for patients and clinicians
  • Realize greater professional self-efficacy related to genetic cancer risk assessment skills
  • Incorporate Web-based resources into ongoing practice-based education, professional development, and research support
Alumni of the course have the option to join our Clinical Cancer Genomics Community of Practice, a network currently numbering more than 1,000 clinicians, and to participate in our Clinical Cancer Genomics Community Research Network.

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