Cancer Genetics Online Course

In today’s healthcare environment, oncology nurses at all practice levels need a basic foundation in genetics and genomics. The Cancer Genetics course is for those who want to learn more about genetic influences on cancer, cancer risk assessment, and hereditary cancer syndromes. The course covers myriad information including:

- Essential genetics competencies
- Genetics versus genomics
- Biology of cancer
- Pharmacogenomics
- Cancer risk assessment
- Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues
- Nurse credentialing in genetics
And more!

Categories: Cancer Biology/Genetics, Cancer Biology/Basics, Cancer Biology/Biology, Patient Population/Adult, Patient Population/Pediatric/Adolescent, Patient Population/Geriatric, Prevention and Detection/Screening, Prevention and Detection/Cancer Prevention, Prevention and Detection/Genetics, Professional Issues/Education, Treatment/Chemotherapy/Biotherapy, Treatment/Surgery, Treatment/Pharmacology, Type of Cancer/Breast Cancer, Type of Cancer/Colorectal Cancer, Type of Cancer/Gastrointestinal

Contact Hours16.3
Member Price$199
Non-Member Price$279
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ONS is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation.

ONS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #2850.

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Course Objectives

Discuss cancer cell biology and the role of genetic abnormalities in the development of cancer.
Provide an example of how genetics and/or genomics can influence a patient’s response to treatment.
Obtain a family history for cancer genetic risk assessment and construct a three-generation pedigree.
Identify five red flags that require a consultation with a genetics professional.
Discuss one legal, ethical, or social issue related to cancer and specifically how it affects the patient and/or family.
Describe the positive and negative aspects of direct-to-consumer marketing of genetic tests.