Genetic Testing in Prostate Cancer: Understanding Clinical Implications for Early Detection, Localized Disease, & Castration Resistant Prostate Cancer Webcast (2021)

There has been a dramatic increase in our understanding of the role of genetic testing in prostate cancer over the last several years. While the clinical impact of BRCA1/2 mutations has been well established in the setting of breast and ovarian cancer with critical implications for treatment (e.g. PARP inhibition), Urologists are suddenly being confronted with questions surrounding screening guidelines in men at high genetic risk of prostate cancer, genetic testing in men with both localized and metastatic prostate cancer, and the impact on treatment decisions in men with prostate cancer and inherited DNA damage repair gene mutations (present in >10% of men with metastatic disease). This course will cover the state of the art in genetic testing and discuss the practical impact on patient care. Urologists will leave this course with a clear understanding of how to translate these latest scientific advances into their routine clinical practice, improving the care of these men who are at a markedly elevated risk of progression and death from prostate cancer.


Independent educational grant support provided by:

  • Amgen
  • Astellas
  • AstraZeneca
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Exact Sciences Corporation
  • Janssen Biotech, Inc., administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC
  • Merck
  • Pfizer, Inc.
  • Sanofi Genzyme

Target Audience

  • Urologists
  • Residents
  • Advanced Practice Providers (Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants)

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Counsel men with BRCA1/2 mutations, Lynch syndrome, and other key inherited syndromes regarding their prostate cancer risk and appropriate strategies for cancer screening.
  2. Identify the criteria for genetic testing of prostate cancer patients, the gene panels available, and options for testing these men.
  3. Interpret results of genetic testing and relay this information to patients in order to facilitate shared-decision making based on the test results.
  4. Utilize the results of genetic testing to improve outcomes among patients with metastatic prostate cancer, including recommendations regarding PARP-inhibition, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 2.00 Non-Physician Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Education Council Disclosures

 Education Council Disclosures 2021

COI Review Work Group Disclosures

 COI Review Work Group Disclosures 2021

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated. 

AUA Office of Education Staff has nothing to disclose.

Course Director(s)

Todd Morgan, MD

has a financial relationship (Consultant or Advisor (Oncology)) with Blue Earth;.
has a financial relationship (Scientific Study or Trial (Oncology)) with MDxHealth;.
has a financial relationship (Scientific Study or Trial (Oncology)) with Myriad Genetics;.

Leonard Gomella, MD

has a financial relationship (Consultant or Advisor (Specialty Not Specified)) with Merck Pharmaceuticals;.
has a financial relationship (Health Publishing (Specialty Not Specified)) with Merck Manual;.
has a financial relationship (Consultant or Advisor (Oncology)) with Astra Zeneca;.
has a financial relationship (Health Publishing (Specialty Not Specified)) with Canadian Journal of Urology;.
has a financial relationship (Health Publishing (Specialty Not Specified)) with Wolters Kluwer;.
has a financial relationship (Consultant or Advisor (Specialty Not Specified)) with MDx Health;.
has a financial relationship (Health Publishing (Specialty Not Specified)) with McGraw Hill;.


Learners will participate in this online educational activity by taking the pretest, viewing the webcast and completing the posttest and evaluation. To claim CME credit for this enduring material, learners must complete the posttest, passing with 80% accuracy and submit the program evaluation.

Estimated time to complete this activity: 2.00 hours

Release Date: September, 2021
Expiration Date: September, 2022


The American Urological Association (AUA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The American Urological Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


The AUA is not accredited to offer credit to participants who are not MDs or DOs. However, the AUA will issue documentation of participation that states that the activity was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.


It is the policy of the AUA to ensure that the content contained in this CME activity is valid, fair, balanced, scientifically rigorous, and free of commercial bias.


All persons in a position to control the content of an educational activity (i.e., activity planners, presenters, authors) are required to disclose to the provider any relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. The AUA must determine if the individual’s relationships may influence the educational content and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the commencement of the educational activity. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent individuals with relevant financial relationships from participating, but rather to provide learners information with which they can make their own judgments.


All disclosures will be reviewed by the program/course directors or editors for identification of conflicts of interest. Peer reviewers, working with the program directors and/or editors, will document the mechanism(s) for management and resolution of the conflict of interest and final approval of the activity will be documented prior to implementation. Any of the mechanisms below can/will be used to resolve conflict of interest:

  • Peer review for valid, evidence-based content of all materials associated with an educational activity by the course/program director, editor, and/or Education Content Review Committee or its subgroup.
  • Limit content to evidence with no recommendations
  • Introduction of a debate format with an unbiased moderator (point-counterpoint)
  • Inclusion of moderated panel discussion
  • Publication of a parallel or rebuttal article for an article that is felt to be biased
  • Limit equipment representatives to providing logistics and operation support only in procedural demonstrations
  • Divestiture of the relationship by faculty


The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain reference(s) to off-label or unapproved uses of drugs or devices. Please consult the prescribing information for full disclosure of approved uses.

Available Credit

  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 2.00 Non-Physician Participation
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