Molecular Genomic Oncology for the Practicing Surgical Pathologist - MOLGENONC04W.2023
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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
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Launch Date: April 24, 2023
Expiration Date: April 23, 2025 11:59 PM (CT)
Pricing: Junior Member Fee: $10.00
MOC Category: Medical Knowledge, Patient Care

Rereleased Activity
This activity originally released as Molecular Genomic Oncology for the Practicing Surgical Pathologist and was available between April 23, 2020, and April 22, 2023. The content was reviewed in September 2022.

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 activity, 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.

C. Leilani Valdes, MD, FCAP
Sophia L. Yohe, MD, FCAP

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.

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
CAP Learning
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.

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This activity and evaluation are available April 24, 2023, and expire April 23, 2025, at 11:59 PM (CT). Upon completion of the activity your credit will be awarded. Your certificate may be downloaded from your Transcript.


Non-Member Price:   $65.00  
Member Price:  $50.00   

Molecular Genomic Oncology for the Practicing Surgical Pathologist