Caroline Peterson, DO, and Sarah King, WHNP-BC, at Kettering Physician Network Women’s Health – Progressive, have been offering hereditary cancer screenings to their patients for several years. Last April they sought to further their education by attending the University of Chicago’s Annual Clinical Care Genetics and Genomic Conference. One of the goals of attending this conference was the opportunity to apply for the City of Hope’s Intensive Course in Cancer Risk Assessment. In August of 2018, they were both accepted to the program and in October, began the course. The requirements of this intensive course included completing weekly modules and course assignments, attending Friday virtual class sessions, and participating in live genetics-based web conferences for a period of 12 weeks. Earlier this month, it was confirmed that Dr. Peterson and Sarah are officially certified with the City of Hope.
“Knowledge is power, and with cancer risk stratification programs in our community, we can have an impact on the early detection and prevention of hereditary cancers,” says Sarah. Congratulations to Dr. Peterson and Sarah on this fantastic achievement.