Decoding the Care of Genetic Cancers

Sunday, May 1, 4:15 - 5:15 pm

CME Credit Hours: 1

Inherited colorectal cancers are common yet often go unrecognized. The practicing colorectal surgeon needs to know how to recognize these syndromes and how to proceed with diagnosis, work-up, and management.  This symposium will provide a practical overview of the hereditary colorectal cancer syndromes and offer strategies to incorporating diagnosis and management in your practice.  The symposium will also provide management recommendations and unique situations in the more common of the syndromes, Lynch syndrome and FAP.


At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:
  1. Discuss the different classifications of hereditary colorectal cancer syndromes and the related genetic and clinical presentations.
  2. Discuss the integration of genetic testing and actionable results into your practice.
  3. Describe the unique aspects of management of rectal cancer in hereditary colorectal cancer   syndromes
  4. Describe the surgical options for patients with Lynch Syndrome and how the affected genes may influence management


William Harb, MD, Nashville, TN

Matthew Kalady, MD, Columbus, OH
4:15 pm              
William Harb, MD, Nashville, TN
Matthew Kalady, MD, Columbus, OH
4:20 pm           
The ABCs of DNA-based Colorectal Cancer Syndromes
Paul Wise, MD, St. Louis, MO
4:30 pm          
Integrating Genetic Testing into your Practice: The Who, What, When, Where, and How (Pre-recorded)
Rachel Pearlman, MS, CGC, Columbus, OH
4:40 pm              
Unique Aspects of Rectal Cancer Management in Hereditary Colorectal Cancer Syndromes
J. Joshua Smith, MD, New York, NY
4:50 pm              
What New in Lynch Syndrome: Gene-directed Management?
Jill Genua, MD, Albany, NY
5:00 pm              
Panel Discussion
All Faculty
5:15 pm