Smilow Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program
The Smilow Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program is composed of an interdisciplinary team that includes geneticists, genetic counselors, physicians, and nurses who work together with the goal of providing cancer risk assessment and taking steps to prevent the development of cancer. Patients that are considered at risk for a familial or hereditary cancer receive genetic counseling and testing so informed medical decisions can be based on their own personal risk assessment. Individuals not suspicious for having a genetic predisposition also receive personalized information on how to lower their cancer risk. These interventions can have a huge impact on a person’s life by allowing them to better manage their health and reduce their risk of ever developing cancer.
If your personal and/or family history meets any of the listed risk factors, you can benefit from our Program’s personalized risk assessment and a discussion of the risks and benefits of testing options.
Our Program is a component of Yale Cancer Center, a comprehensive cancer center designated by the National Cancer Institute.