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Update on hereditary melanoma and genetic testing

CME Course Duration:

Start Date: January 2009
End Date: January 2010

Sancy Leachman, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Dermatology
University of Utah Health Sciences Center
Director, Melanoma and Cutaneous Malignancy
Huntsman Cancer Institute
Salt Lake City, UT

Featured Topic Information:

Target Audience

This activity is directed toward surgical oncologists, general surgeons, oncology nurses, medical oncologists, dermatologists, and other healthcare professionals who treat or screen for melanoma.

Educational Objective

Interpret the newest data concerning the genetics of melanoma and appropriate testing

Faculty Disclosure Statement

Dr. Sancy Leachman has disclosed she has participated on the speaker’s bureau for Myriad Genetics.

Physician/Nurse Accreditation Statement

This CME program represents the views and opinions of the individual faculty for each case and does not constitute the opinion or endorsement of the editors, the advisory board, the publishing staff, Paradigm Medical Communications, the UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences, UPMC/University of Pittsburgh Medical Center or affiliates, or University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Reasonable efforts have been taken to present educational subject matter in a balanced, unbiased fashion and in compliance with regulatory requirements. However, each activity participant must always use his or her own personal and professional judgment when considering further application of this information, particularly as it may relate to patient diagnostic or treatment decisions, including without limitation, FDA-approved uses, and any off-label uses.