Clinical Cancer Genetics Service
If you think you may be at an increased risk of developing cancer turn to the experts of Jefferson's Clinical Cancer Genetics Service. Our staff includes a genetic counselor, an advanced practice nurse in Genetics, medical oncologists and other clinical specialists.
Clinical Cancer Genetics Services: What We Offer
Our staff provides genetic risk assessment, genetic counseling and genetic testing. Our goal is to help you and your family manage your cancer risk.
A hereditary cancer syndrome occurs when a genetic change in DNA called a "mutation" is inherited from either parent. Such a mutation can also start as a new change in a person.
Why Should I Have a Cancer Risk Assessment or Cancer Genetic Counseling?
Our Cancer Genetics team helps you understand reasons to consider having a cancer risk assessment or cancer genetic counseling, including:
- Early age at cancer diagnosis (usually under age 50 but may vary)
- Any woman diagnosed with breast cancer at age 45 or younger regardless of family history
- Any woman diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) at age 60 or younger
- A combination of certain cancers in you or your family. For example, breast and ovarian cancer; colorectal and uterine cancer; sarcoma, brain tumor and breast cancer
- More than one type of cancer diagnosed in you or a family member
- Any Ashkenazi Jewish woman with breast or ovarian cancer regardless of age of diagnosis
- Any man with breast cancer, or close relative of a man with breast cancer
Make an Appointment with the Cancer Genetics Team
For breast/ovarian cancer syndromes and breast/ovarian cancer risk assessment
Contact Sue Miller-Samuel, RN, MSN, Advanced Practice Nurse in Genetics, at 215-955-9098.
For all other cancer genetic inquiries
Contact Stephanie Winheld, MS, Genetic Counselor, at 215-955-1011.