Developing an educational curriculum to support community oncology clinicians use of genomics in patient care

About This Grant:

Genomics is helping transform how cancer care is approached by providing a greater understanding of how cancer develops and grows, and by enabling the development of treatments that target the specific genomic changes driving cancer in an individual patient. For patients to benefit from these advances, clinicians must have the knowledge and confidence to use genomic tumor tests and interpret their findings. Maine clinicians mirror national data, especially those in other community settings, in feeling unprepared to use genomic data in clinical decision making. Maine Cancer Genomics Initiative MCGI) of the Jackson Laboratory will develop the first curriculum to support clinicians’ incorporation of genomic tumor testing into patient care, using our experience with current MCGI-enrolled clinicians as a foundation and testing cohort.

 

$199,981
2019
Access to Care
Prevention
Screening

MAINE CANCER FOUNDATION GRANTS TO THIS ORGANIZATION:

Year Grant Title Category Amount Grant Recipient
2019 Developing an educational curriculum to support community oncology clinicians use of genomics in patient care Access to Care, Prevention, Screening $199,981 The Jackson Laboratory