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VCU Massey Cancer Center


Genetics and cancer risk

The following information concerns the connection of genetics and cancer. The experts address how genes may contribute to some cancers, how families can have positive and clear communication about genetic risk, how to evaluate genetic testing options and how to manage cancer risk.

Cancer, genes and family ties: managing cancer risk

"Genes and Cancer: Today's 'Answer,'" by John Quillin, Ph.D., C.G.C

"Family Ties: Communicating Genetic Risk with Family Members," by Angela Bradbury, M.D. 

"Managing Cancer Risk," by Kathleen Calzone, R.N., M.S.N, A.P.N.G., F.A.A.N.

For information and appointments

To make an appointment for genetic counseling at the Familial Cancer Clinic at VCU Massey Cancer Center, please phone (804) 828-5116.

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