Hereditary Melanoma

Release Date: February 13, 2013
Last Reviewed: January 11, 2011
Expiration Date: February 12, 2014
Time to Complete Activity:  1.25 Hours

*This activity expired for credit on February 12, 2014 and is no longer available for credit


Sancy Leachman, MD, PhD*
Director, Melanoma and Cutaneous Oncology Program
Huntsman Cancer Institute
Professor, Department of Dermatology
University of Utah School of Medicine
Salt Lake City, UT
*Since this webinar was filmed, Dr. Leachman is now working as Chair of the Department of Dermatology at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon. Her contact information is 3303 SW Bond Ave CH 16D, Portland, OR 97239; 503-494-1375,

Douglas G. Adler, MD
Associate Professor
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Department of Internal Medicine
Director of Therapeutic Endoscopy
Huntsman Cancer Institute
University of Utah School of Medicine
Salt Lake City, UT

Wendy Kohlmann, MS, CGC
Licensed Genetic Counselor
Huntsman Cancer Institute
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

Target Audience
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of dermatologists, medical and surgical oncologists, and genetics professionals.

Educational Objectives
Upon proper completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Identify high-risk individuals who are appropriate candidates for genetic counseling and testing.
  • Evaluate the role and process of genetic testing for hereditary melanoma.
  • Explain the cancer risks, surveillance and medical management for hereditary melanoma patients. 

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Sancy Leachman, MD, PhD
No financial relationships to disclose.

Douglas G. Adler, MD
No financial relationships to disclose.

Wendy Kohlmann, MS, CGC
No financial relationships to disclose.

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The independent peer reviewer has no conflicts to disclose.

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Disclosure of Commercial Support
This CME activity is supported by an educational grant from Sulzberger Institute for Dermatologic Education Committee and Myriad Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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