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Drs. Kandace McGuire and Priscilla McAuliffe debate on treatment options for Hereditary Cancers, discussing the risk factors and overall survival.

Educational objectives:

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

  • List pros and cons for breast conserving surgery in BRCA carriers who develop breast cancer
  • Review patient selection for BCT in BRCA carriers
  • Discuss the safety of breast conserving surgery in BRCA carriers who develop breast cancer
  • Describe recommendations for screening/risk reduction

Reading Resources:

  1. Nelson et al. Ann Intern Med. 2005.
  2. Pierce L J et al. JCO 2006;24:2437-2443.
  3. El-Tamer M et al, Annals of Surg Onc, 2004.
  4. Kirova YM, et al. Breast Cancer Res Treat, 2010.


Drs. Kandace McGuire and Priscilla McAuliffe, have no relevant relationships with any entities producing health care goods or services/ financial interests.

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 .5 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 (0.05) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to .5 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: 6/26/2014 | Last Modified On: 6/26/2014 | Expires: 6/26/2015

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