Cancer Genetics

The Cancer Genetics Program at University Hospitals brings together experts from the Center for Human Genetics and University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center to help families with a history of breast, colon or pediatric cancers. The genetics team includes a clinical geneticist who specializes in cancer genetics, as well as an expert staff of cytogeneticists, geneticists, counselors, physicians, and researchers.

The program provides families with:

  • Medical evaluations
  • Genetic consultations
  • Risk assessments
  • Cancer screenings
  • Guidance

Testing is also available for individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer and who have a strong family history of the disease. Results can help physicians and their patients learn if other cancers are likely to develop, enabling them to plan a stringent screening and prevention program.

Currently, the Center offers testing for:

  • Breast cancer
  • Childhood overgrowth syndrome
  • Colon cancer
  • Li-Fraumeni syndrome
  • MEN (Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia), types 1 and 2
  • Neurofibromatosis, type 2
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Von Hippel-Lindau syndrome
  • Wilms’ tumor