Molecular Genomic Oncology for the Practicing Surgical Pathologist (SAM eligible) - MOLGENONC04Q.2020
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This anatomic pathology activity is intended for pathologists who have basic-to-moderate knowledge and skills in molecular genomics and want to sharpen their skills in supporting clinicians who have questions about oncology specimens.

Credit Type: CME, SAM
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Launch Date: April 23, 2020
Expiration Date: April 22, 2023 12:00 AM (ET)
Pricing: Junior Member Fee: $10.00
MOC Category: Medical Knowledge, Patient Care

Community pathologists are often called on to answer questions regarding oncology testing which typically represents only a fraction of their practice. Staying up-to-date in this fast-changing field is challenging. This activity is designed to provide up-to-date information, but also teach pathologists how to find the evidence-based information when it changes. In addition, it explains concepts to aid the pathologist’s medical judgement in cases where either guidelines are not applicable, or a treating clinician wants to treat “off-guideline.”

The goal of this activity is to improve the ability of community pathologists to answer genomics questions related to oncology specimens. Several of the topics were chosen based on direct questions from community pathologists. This activity was originally presented at CAP19 under the same title.

After completing this SAM eligible activity and posttest, you should be able to:

  1. Advise clinicians about the best test to order and choose the best specimen for testing.
  2. Recommend specific genomic testing for common solid tumors.
  3. Recommend specific genomic testing for challenging scenarios related to hematologic malignancies.
  4. Discuss the significance of variants of undetermined significance with clinicians.

CME Information
Accreditation: The College of American Pathologists (CAP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Category 1: The College of American Pathologists designates this internet enduring material educational activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity meets the American Board of Pathology’s (ABPath) Continuing Certification (CC) requirements for Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs).

Passing Requirements
You have a total of three opportunities to take and pass the posttest. If you correctly answer 70% or more of the posttest items, you may claim credit. CME/SAM credit can be applied to the American Board of Pathology (ABPath) Self-Assessment Module (SAM) requirements. You must pass the posttest to claim credit; therefore, if you do not pass, you cannot claim any credit.

Payment Information
To pay with a check, print a copy of this page and send it with your check to the address below. You will be notified when your payment has been processed and you have been registered into the activity.

College of American Pathologists
Education Division
325 Waukegan Road
Northfield, IL 60093-2750

Refund Policy
Refunds will be handled on an exception basis. Please submit your request to the CAP in writing via email at or fax at 847-832-8006.

Technical Requirements
Pop-up blockers must be turned off.

CAP Learning has recognized that some Veteran’s Administration, US Government, and military participants may have difficulty accessing the online assessment portion of this activity. If you experience difficulty or have any questions, please contact a representative of the CAP Learning Division at 800-323-4040 option 1 or

This activity and evaluation are available April 23, 2020, and expire April 22, 2023, at 12:00 AM (ET). You MUST claim credit by this date and time.


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Molecular Genomic Oncology for the Practicing Surgical Pathologist (SAM eligible)