Carol A. Burke, MD, Director, Center for Colon Polyp and Cancer Prevention, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, presented on Polyposis Syndromes and Guidelines for Colon Cancer Screening
The goals of this program are to improve the diagnosis, management, and surveillance of, and screening for, colorectal cancer (CRC). After hearing and assimilating this program, the clinician will be better able to:
1. Distinguish among the phenotypic variations and intestinal and extraintestinal features of different hereditary CRC syndromes.
2. Identify patients and family members who should be referred for genetic counseling and/or testing.
3. Recognize and manage risk factors for polyps and CRC.
4. Discuss the pathways involved in the development of CRC.
5. Implement guidelines for CRC screening and surveillance.
The original programs were presented by Carol A. Burke, MD, Director, Center for Colon Polyp and Cancer Prevention, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH.
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