The Cancer Genetic Counseling Program at Yale Cancer Center is a clinical program that provides services to individuals at high risk for hereditary cancer syndromes due to their personal or family histories of cancer. This program is based on a three-part counseling model consisting of
1. Obtaining a detailed medical and three-generation family history
2. Calculating a personalized risk assessment and providing options for prevention, surveillance, and genetic testing (e.g. BRCA1, BRCA2, HNPCC)
3. Coordinating and interpreting genetic testing, and developing a management plan based on the test results
The Cancer Genetic Counseling Program offers educational lectures and programs to medical and lay groups, and is a shared resource that can provide patient populations, clinical and technical support to research projects in the area of cancer genetics.
|Bale, Allen Everett, MD||Professor of Genetics; Director, DNA Diagnostic Lab|
|Hofstatter, Erin Wysong, MD||Assistant Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology)||(203) 200-2328 Appts
(203) 200-5057 Fax