Genetic Testing for Primary Care Providers: Case-based Web Modules

Ongoing advances in genetics and technology are leading the way to personalized approaches in cancer screening, prevention, risk assessment, and targeted therapy. Primary care providers (PCPs) have a critical role in identifying and managing individuals at increased risk, but there are documented knowledge and practice gaps when it comes to understanding and applying genetics concepts. The barriers to integrating cancer genetics into clinical care are particularly difficult to overcome in rural settings. In these areas there are fewer cancer care centers serving large geographic areas, fewer educational opportunities, and limited resources such as ancillary specialists and support services, leading to health disparities with regards to personalized approaches to medicine.
 
To meet the needs of Maine providers in integrating cancer genetics in to clinical care, the clinical and continuing education program (CCEP) at The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) proposes to develop an online CME program for PCPs on genetic testing for inherited cancer risk. This program would be the second in a planned series of online modules on implementing genomics into clinical care. The first, partially funded by the Maine Cancer Foundation (MCF), will be released March 2014 and focuses on family history based cancer risk assessment for PCPs. The current project, proposes development of a set of four online modules focused on genetic testing. The topics will be informed by previous work and a focused needs assessment. They are likely to include assessing utility and validity of genetic testing, interpreting test results, and patient communication. This program will be offered at no cost to participants. CCEP will partner with Maine Medical Association (MMA) on the needs assessment and to develop a dissemination plan to reach the greatest number of Maine providers possible.
Organization: 
The Jackson Laboratory
Grant Amount Given: 
$49,220
Year Issued: 
2014
Period: 
Spring
Grant Category: 
Education
Types of Cancer: 
All

Maine Cancer Foundation Grants to this Organization:

Year Program Amount Category Organization
2014 Are Micro RNAs the Key to Stopping Lung Cancer? $50,000 Research The Jackson Laboratory
2014 Mouse Models for Acute Myeloid Leukemia $169,834 Research The Jackson Laboratory
2014 A Slice of Life: The Search for Variation in Brain Tumors $50,000 Research The Jackson Laboratory
2014 Genetic Testing for Primary Care Providers: Case-based Web Modules $49,220 Education The Jackson Laboratory
2014 A Secondary Syndrome: Acute Myeloid Leukemia $50,000 Research The Jackson Laboratory
2013 Defining Susceptibility To Transformation By Epigenetic Landscape $49,999 Research The Jackson Laboratory
2013 Assessing Therapeutic Potential of a New Drug ICG-001 in Glioblastoma $50,000 Research The Jackson Laboratory
2013 The Maine Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Study $212,601 Research The Jackson Laboratory
2013 Development of Optimized Ex Vivo Organotypic Slice Culture Systems $164,686 Research The Jackson Laboratory
2012 New Models for Lung Cancer Research $199,036 Research The Jackson Laboratory
2012 Online CME Course $27,600 Education The Jackson Laboratory
2012 FoxC2 Function in glioma stem cells and Vasculature $84,000 Research The Jackson Laboratory
2011 Imaging Glicoma Stem Cell Dynamics in Vivo $90,000 Research The Jackson Laboratory
2010 Genetic Chemotherapy: Inducing Leukemia and Lymphoma Cell Self Destruction $67,500 Research The Jackson Laboratory
2010 Notch Signaling in Medulloblastoma Initiation and Cancer Stem Cell Maintenance $90,000 Research The Jackson Laboratory
2010 MicroRNA Expression during Lung Tumor Progression $90,000 Research The Jackson Laboratory
2009 Validating S100A6 as a Novel Marker and Potential Therapeutic Target of Brain Cancer Stem Cells $80,000 Research The Jackson Laboratory
2008 Homologous Recombination Factor XRCC2 in B-Cell Genome Stability and Tumor Supression $79,696 Research The Jackson Laboratory
2008 Development Genomics of Lung Cancer $79,524 Research The Jackson Laboratory
2006 Chromatin Reorganization in Pro-B Cell Lymphoma Nuclei $74,180 Research The Jackson Laboratory
2006 The Role of Src Kinases in Regulation of Stem Cell Survival in CML $75,000 Research The Jackson Laboratory
2005 A Gene Expression Study for the Hormone Independent Growth Transition of Ovarian Cancer Cells in vivo $20,000 Research The Jackson Laboratory
2004 Malignant Ovarian Granulose Cell Teumorigenesis $37,165 Research The Jackson Laboratory
2003 Parent-of-Origin Genetics in a Model of Ovarian Ganulosa Cell Tumorigenesis $35,500 Research The Jackson Laboratory