BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutations


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Pharmacology Credits


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Start Date

1 Sep 2023

Last Review Date

1 Sep 2023

Expiration Date

31 Aug 2026

Estimated Time To Finish

60 Minutes

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Activity Description

Breast cancer genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 are tumor suppressor genes whose mutations significantly increase the likelihood of developing particular types of epithelial malignancies, namely breast and ovarian cancer. The management of patients with a BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations is individualized and can include increased surveillance, chemoprevention using tamoxifen, a bilateral prophylactic oophorectomy, and/or bilateral prophylactic mastectomy. This activity describes the etiology, epidemiology, pathophysiology, screening, evaluation, and management of BRCA 1 and 2 mutations and shows the importance of the interprofessional team in educating patients about the risk of cancer and management strategy for such patients.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, physician associates, nurses, pharmacists, and nurse practitioners.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Describe the pathophysiology of cancers associated with BRCA 1 and 2 mutations.
  • Outline the clinical presentation of patients with BRCA 1 and 2 mutations.
  • Explain the screening, monitoring, and treatment strategies in patients with BRCA 1 and 2 mutations.
  • Describe how an interprofessional team can collaborate to improve the diagnosis, monitoring, evaluation, and management of this condition and educate patients about the risk of cancer with BRCA 1 and 2 mutations.
  • Outline the pharmacologic therapy as it applies to BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutations


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  3. Study the educational content of the enduring material.
  4. Choose the best answer to each activity test question. To receive credit and a certificate, you must pass the test questions with a minimum score of 100%.
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