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Understanding Early Onset Breast Cancer, Part I

Risk Factors for Early Onset Breast Cancer

Objectives

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.

This course 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.

The learning objectives are to:

  • Identify various risk factors for early onset breast cancer and how strong of a predictor each risk factor is
  • Identify current society guidelines and recommendations for early onset breast cancer screening and distinguish the points of differentiation
  • Identify existing data, including gaps, about breast density and cancer risk

Credits

ACCME Accreditation

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

College Cognate Credit(s)

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 7 Category 1 College Cognate Credit. The College has a reciprocity agreement with the AMA that allows AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM to be equivalent to College Cognate Credits.

ANCCCA Accreditation

This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Maryland Nurses Association, which is an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCCCA).

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Conflict of Interest Disclosure

This project was supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under cooperative agreement number 6 NU38OT000287-02-02.

All authors, contributors, reviewers, and staff have submitted a conflict of interest disclosure statement, and any potential conflicts have been considered and managed in accordance with ACOG’s Conflict of Interest Disclosure Policy. This policy, along with ACOG’s Privacy Policy, can be found on acog.org.

Conflict of interest disclosure for faculty, planning committee, reviewers, and staff:

  • Anne Arnold, MSEd, MA: Owner, Red Thread Consulting, LLC
  • David Chelmow, MD: Editor in Chief for Medscape Ob/Gyn Reference; ABOG Board of Directors
  • Amy Davis, DO: Owns stock in Teva Pharmaceuticals
  • Andrea Forman, MS: Consultant; Invitae; Speaker: Astra Zeneca
  • Rachel Gorham, NP: Consultant: Myriad Genetics
  • Mallory Kremer, MD: Contributor to quarterly practical reviews Internal Medicine, Oakstone Publishing
    Participant on March of Dimes grant
  • Allison Kurian, MD: Research funding, Myriad Genetics
  • Karen Smith, MD: Spouse: Stock in Abbvie and Abbott Labs; Research Funding: Pfizer; NCCN and NCI PDQ guideline panels; ASCO survivorship guidelines advisory group; Employed by Johns Hopkins; institution collaborates with Emocha mobile health on app

All other faculty, planning committee members, reviewers and staff have no conflict of interest to disclose relative to the content of the presentation.