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Gynecologic Oncology Canada (GOC) Hereditary Cancer Course BRCA

September 14 | 2019

Location: Faculty of Medicine & Web-conferencing | Room 1M101 | St. John's 

Date: 14 September 2019 

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.


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At the end of this program, participants will be able to:


  • Identify patterns of cancer diagnoses in families suggestive of possible inherited predisposition syndromes
  • Comprehend the basics of cancer risk assessment and the selection of appropriate individuals for genetic testing
  • Describe the different cancer rates associated with BRCA 1 & 2 mutations
  • Counsel patients regarding decisions about timing of prophylactic surgeries
  • Report the evolving literature regarding ovarian cancer screening
  • Outline current guidelines for cancer screening and preventative surgery in BRCA carriers in BRCA carriers
  • Differentiate the breast cancer and ovarian cancer risk reduction options for BRCA1 vs BRCA2 carriers
  • Define the incidence of BRCA mutations in a woman with newly diagnosed ovarian cancer and the recommendations for genetic testing
  • Discuss the benefits and limitations of breast MRI surveillance and prophylactic mastectomy for BRCA carriers
  • Summarize the evidence regarding prophylactic bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy in BRCA carriers
  • State the advantages and disadvantages of hysterectomy at the time of prophylactic bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy
  • Review the role of hormone replacement therapy after prophylactic bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy in BRCA carriers with and without breast cancer