The Simms/Mann - UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology is part of UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and UCLA Oncology. To find out more about research opportunities and medical oncology care, please visit these sites.
simmsmanncenter@mednet.ucla.edu

Posts

Phone: (310) 794-6644 Fax: (310) 794-9615
Mon - Fri: 8:00AM - 5:00PM Sat - Sun: Closed
Email simmsmanncenter@mednet.ucla.edu

Blog

UCLA Health Connect – Cancer genetic counseling comes into its own at UCLA

For the patients’ close relatives, learning that a genetic predisposition to cancer runs in the family may prompt their own genetic assessment. If they discover that they too have inherited a genetic risk for cancer, they can take proactive steps to manage the risk. Depending on the situation, these steps may include increased screening, preventive medication and/or risk-reducing surgery.

To help guide personalized strategies for preventing, detecting and treating hereditary cancers, UCLA Health committed to enhancing its existing Cancer Genetic Counseling services two years ago. Since then, the program’s team has more than doubled in size to include Niell-Swiller, three additional genetic counselors and four genetic counseling assistants.

Excerpt from UCLA Health Connect – Cancer genetic counseling comes into its own at UCLA

UCLA Health Connect recently posted a story titled “Cancer genetic counseling comes into its own at UCLA” about the genetic counseling offered at UCLA Health. This story includes ways for patients to participate in cancer genetic counseling

Read the full article here: Cancer genetic counseling comes into its own at UCLA

No Comments
Post a Comment
Name
E-mail
Website

Contact us for more information or book an appointment