This is a case-based activity that includes discussion of a 39 year old G2P2 premenopausal woman presented with a new mass in her right breast. Her family history is notable for paternal grandmother diagnosed at 42 with ovarian cancer; no family history of breast cancer.
Her gynecologist identified a 2 cm palpable mass in the upper outer quadrant, without axillary lymphadenopathy.
A diagnostic mammogram and ultrasound revealed a 1.8 cm mass in the 2 o’clock position of the right breast. Image-guided core biopsy revealed poorly differentiated, invasive ductal carcinoma, estrogen receptor (ER) negative, progesterone receptor (PR) negative, and HER2 1+. HER2 negative by FISH (ratio 1.2). She is referred for multidisciplinary breast cancer management. At the end of this course you should be able to:
- Describe the pathologic subtype of BRCA- associated breast cancer
- Discuss the surgical management of the breast and axilla in BRCA associated breast cancer
- Identify the optimal chemotherapy regimens for BRCA associated breast cancer
This activity was made available on 3/18/2015 and will be reviewed on an annual basis to determine continued availability. A maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™ credit is available.
Medical Knowledge (ACGME, AAPA)
Health Promotion, Health Protection, Disease Prevention, and Treatment (ONS)
Note: This course is now accessible through mobile devices as well as personal computers