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Women's Health Grand Rounds

Clinical Breast Examination

Funded by the Cancer Services Program, Bureau of Chronic Disease Services at the NYS Department of Health with a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


The video provides information for practitioners who wish to improve their knowledge of breast cancer, anatomy and physiology of the breast, and the early detection “Triad” approach of assessment.

  • Overview of Breast Cancer: Public health lecture by Mary Applegate, MD, MPH (Medical Director, Bureau of Women's Health, New York State Health Department)
  • Role for Clinical Breast Examination (CBE) in Breast Cancer Screening: Clinical lecture by Mary B. Barton, MD (Instructor in Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School)
  • Demonstration of CBE: Gynecological Teaching Associates (GTA): Yvonne Dominguez and Bernadette Knaeble

After viewing the broadcast, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the epidemiology of breast cancer and the importance of the clinical breast exam in early detection.
  • List and describe the three primary early detection strategies for appropriate women, including American Cancer Society guidelines.
  • Describe and document systematic clinical beast exam.
  • Identify common breast abnormalities, disease, and treatments.

One-hour edited video of the original 1 1/2-hour satellite broadcast originally aired April 25, 2002

This Educational Activity is presented by the School of Public Health Continuing Education, which has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the New York State Nurses Association’s Council on Continuing Education, which is accredited by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. It has been approved for 1.0 contact hours and has been assigned approval code 5RLL8T-PRV-04-026.

The School of Public Health, University at Albany, SUNY, is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. The School designates this educational activity for 1.0 Category One credits towards the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.


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