This 45-minute podcast is the first of two designed to help pathologists understand the latest evidence regarding HER2-low breast cancer, HER2 testing guidelines, the implications for the pathology team as HER2-low therapies emerge, and ways to streamline communications with oncologists and other members of the cancer care team. The podcast features authentic patient cases, scenarios, and discussion of digital slide images to engage learners.
This first podcast will help pathologists understand the science and emerging evidence around HER2-low breast cancer, as well as changes to practice that will be necessary in preparation for anticipated approvals of HER2-low breast cancer therapies and includes the following topics:
The activity offers 0.75 CME/CMLE credit.
Upon completion of this activity, you should be able to:
Describe the science and emerging evidence around the diagnosis and treatment of HER2-low breast cancer
Discuss potential updates to laboratory processes and procedures to prepare for the anticipated emergence of HER2-low as a diagnostic category of breast cancer
Apply principles of leadership to engage and inform members of the cancer care team about ongoing research around HER2-low breast cancer
Outline ways to improve communication and coordination among pathologists, oncologists, and other members of the cancer care team when discussing HER2 test results in patients with breast cancer
Aysegul A Sahin, MD
Director of Educational Operations
Department of Pathology, Division of Pathology/Lab Medicine
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Ali Brown, MD, FASCP
Chief Officer, Medical Quality
American Society for Clinical Pathology
Erin Downs-Kelly, DO
Director, Breast Pathology
The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.
Credit Designation Statement
The ASCP designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
ASCP designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 CMLE credit. This activity meet CMP and state re-licensure requirements for laboratory personnel.
For questions regarding CME credit, please contact ASCP Customer Service at 1-800-267-2727, during normal business hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Time
Method of Participation
To complete the activity and receive credit, the participant must complete the online course. CME certificates will be provided on-line.
Provided by the American Society for Clinical Pathology in partnership with Q-Synthesis, LLC and Clinical Care Options, LLC.
Funded by independent educational grants from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals and Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.