About EOBC Education
Early onset breast cancer, defined as breast cancer occurring in women under the age of 45, accounts for approximately 10% of new breast cancer cases in the United States. Younger women tend to experience more aggressive disease, higher risk of recurrence and death, and more long-term survivorship issues than older women.
ACOG is pleased to offer the free online course series, Understanding Early Onset Breast Cancer.
- Developed through a partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), these courses are available to obstetrician-gynecologists and other women’s health care clinicians including family physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and genetic counselors.
- Each course is eligible for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM, 7 Category 1 College Cognate Credits, and 7 Nursing Contact Hours.
- You must login or create an account to take either course. Follow the links below to begin.
This first course in this series covers factors that contribute to increased risk for early onset breast cancer, including genetic and racial/ethnic risk factors, breast density, family history, and prior health history.
This second course in this series explores tools and approaches to engaging with patients who have an increased risk of developing early onset breast cancer, including: risk assessment and risk reduction strategies; effective patient-provider communication techniques; understanding genetic counseling and testing; the impact of health disparities; and special considerations for survivors of early onset breast cancer.
- Executive Summary of the Early-Onset Breast Cancer Evidence Review Conference
- Infographic: Early Onset Breast Cancer (PDF)
Julia O'Hara, Program Manager
Understanding EOBC Course Series
This free online series was developed in partnership with the CDC and is eligible for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM, 7 Category 1 College Cognate Credits, and 7 Nursing Contact Hours.