Familial Gastrointestinal Cancers: Evaluation Management

EVENT DETAILS AND REGISTRATION

Date:August 01, 2016

Time: 05:30 PM - 08:00 PM (PT)

Location:Visitor Center, City of Hope, Duarte, CA

Event Is:

  1. Identify those patients at risk for genetic/familial gastrointestinal cancer and refer them for genetic testing.
  2. Outline the rationale and describe the guidelines for the use of prophylactic surgery in the patient at risk for a genetic/familial gastrointestinal cancer.
  3. Review the role of the genetic counselor in caring for patients and their families at risk for hereditary gastrointestinal cancer.
  4. Describe surveillance and treatment for patients with Lynch syndrome.

Presenters:Stephen Sentovich, MD, MBA Chief, Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery Clinical Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery Thomas Slavin, MD Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Medical On

ADDITIONAL DETAILS:

Objectives:

  1. Identify those patients at risk for genetic/familial gastrointestinal cancer and refer them for genetic testing.
  2. Outline the rationale and describe the guidelines for the use of prophylactic surgery in the patient at risk for a genetic/familial gastrointestinal cancer.
  3. Review the role of the genetic counselor in caring for patients and their families at risk for hereditary gastrointestinal cancer.
  4. Describe surveillance and treatment for patients with Lynch syndrome.

Who should attend:

Medical Oncologists, General Surgeons, Oncologic Surgeons, Colorectal Surgeons, Radiation Oncologists, Gastroenterologists, Genetic Counselors, Internists, and other allied health care professionals who treat or counsel patients at risk for genetic/familial gastrointestinal cancer.

Contact:

Continuing Medical Education Department