Release Date: May 2018
CC: PC, MK, PBL
Yuan Ji, PhD, DABCP, FACMG
Medical Director of Genetics and Genomics, ARUP Laboratories, Salt Lake City, UT; Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT
Discoveries of genes involved in human malignancy have greatly advanced our understanding of the development of many types of cancers and also made it possible to prevent their occurrence through the ability to diagnose them earlier, and/or predict prognostics through testing of these predisposition genes. During this webcast, Dr. Ji will provide updated information on several common inheritable cancers and current testing algorithms associated with these cancer syndromes. The challenges and opportunities that rapid advances in genomic technologies have brought to molecular testing of inheritable cancers will also be explored. The content of this webcast targets a broad range of audiences including practicing physicians, laboratory professionals, and trainees.
After attending this session, participants will be able to:
- Identify the major types of genes involved in human malignancies.
- List several well-known cancer syndromes and common molecular genetic tests that are available to diagnose them.
- Recognize the challenges and opportunities associated with molecular testing for inheritable cancers in the era of precision medicine powered by genomic techniques.
Who should attend? Practicing Pathologists, Residents, Doctoral Scientists, Laboratory Managers, Bench Supervisors, Bench Technologists and Technicians, Cytotechnologists, Histotechnologists, Phlebotomists, Laboratory Directors, Genetic Counselors, Medical Geneticists, Students