Colorectal Cancer (MMR): Molecular Oncology Tumor Boards

This free case-based activity includes a crowd-sourced discussion of two case scenarios involving MMR mutations. First case involves a 46-year-old female with a family history of colon cancer and a semi-circular tumor located at the right colon. Biopsy of a colonic lesion finds it to be invasive with moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma.  The second case involves a 72-year-old male who was recently diagnosed with a non-obstructive sigmoid adenocarcinoma with liver metastases in both lobes and several small lung lesions.

Originally posted on a forum in the ASCO Connection, users now have the opportunity to claim CME, completion, or participation certificates for completing this activity.

Learning Objectives:

1.    Review two different screening tests for Lynch Syndrome
2.    Recognize the  actions needed to identify Lynch Syndrome
3.    Explain the therapeutic importance of microsatellite instability in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer


Competencies Addressed

Medical Knowledge (ACGME, AAPA)
Health Promotion, Health Protection, Disease Prevention, and Treatment (ONS)

Target Audience
This course is designed for members of the cancer care team including medical, radiation and surgical oncologists, pathologists, and oncology fellows.

Continuing Education Credit

1 Credit/Point is available for participation in this course. Certificate and credit types available include:

  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • ABIM MOC Points
  • CNE Contact Hours
  • CPE Credits
  • Certificate of Participation may be used to confer credit; however, all final decisions regarding the awarding of credits will be made by the licensing organization to which the credits are submitted.
  • Certificate of Completion may be used to document participation, but no credit will be conferred.

Important Note: This course expires on February 28, 2020. Participants must complete all necessary course components by this date to receive credit.