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Ms. Beth Dudley and Dr. Randall Brand present features that suggest hereditary cancer predisposition. They explain the importance of genetic testing when certain cancers are present in family lines.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Improve recognition of hereditary GI cancer syndromes, which will result in increased ability to make appropriate patient referrals fo genetic counseling and genetic testing
  • Implement appropriate management for patients with hereditary GI cancer syndromes, which will improve patient outcomes

Reading Resources: 

  1. Genetics of Colorectal Cancer PDQ-Health Professional Version (
  2. NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology ( Genetic /Familial High-Risk Assessment: Colorectal
  3. Syngal S. ACG clinical guideline: Genetic testing and management of hereditary gastrointestinal cancer syndromes. Am J Gastroenterol. 2015; 110(2); 223-62. PMID; 25645574


Dr. Brand has reported no relevant relationships with entities producing health care goods or services.

All presenters disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above.  No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement: 

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (.1) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1.0 contact hour.

For your credit transcript, please access our website 4 weeks post-completion at and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page. If you do not provide the last 5 digits of your SSN on the next page you will not be able to access a CME credit transcript. Providing your SSN is voluntary.

Release Date: 11/14/2018 | Last Modified On: 11/14/2019 | Expires: 11/13/2020

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