Smilow Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program

The goals of the Smilow Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program are to provide a multidisciplinary, comprehensive approach to the care of patients at increased risk of cancer, to make new research advances in the field, and to improve awareness about cancer risk and prevention through education and community outreach in New Haven and the state of Connecticut. 

Our aims are: 

  • Clinical: Provide patient-centered care and foster collaboration amongst healthcare providers.
  • Research: Advance the field of cancer genetics, risk prediction and prevention, and related treatment options
  • Education: Provide clinical/didactic experiences for genetic counseling students, medical students, residents, fellows, and other providers
  • Community Outreach: Promote awareness of hereditary cancer risk and provide broad-based education about cancer prevention options


Our Program is a component of Yale Cancer Center, a comprehensive cancer center designated by the National Cancer Institute.


Contact Us
For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please call (203) 200-4DNA

Program Directors

Allen Bale, MD

Professor of Genetics

Erin Hofstatter, MD

Associate Professor Term

Xavier Llor, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine

Karina Brierley

Chief Genetic Counselor

Yale Cancer Answers: Llor

Click here to hear Dr. Xavier Llor on Yale Cancer Answers discussing the genetics of colon cancer