Mary B. Daly, MD, PhD, FACP
Chair, Dept of Clinical Genetics; Timothy R. Talbot Jr. Chair for Cancer Research; Co-Leader, Keystone Program in Personalized Risk and Prevention
The Department of Clinical Genetics is built on the success of Fox Chase's Margaret Dyson Family Risk Assessment Program, which Dr. Mary Daly began in 1991.
A high-risk screening clinic was developed for individuals with a family history of breast or ovarian cancer. In addition to the clinic, genetic counseling was provided for both high risk and breast and ovarian cancer patients. As the clinic developed, it became clear that it was important to provide consultations for biopsy findings that put women at increased risk.
Since then, Fox Chase has expanded risk assessment services to those at high risk for all cancers.
Clinical Genetics Staff List
- Mary B. Daly, MD, PhD, FACP
Chair, Department of Clinical Genetics
Timothy R. Talbot Jr. Chair for Cancer Research;
Co-Leader, Keystone Program in Personalized Risk and Prevention
- Veda N. Giri, MD
Director, Prostate Cancer Risk Assessment
- Michael J. Hall, MD
Director, Gastrointestinal Risk Assessment
- Paula Ryan, MD, PhD
Director, Breast and Ovarian Cancer Risk Assessment
Building the Profile:
Family History + Genetic Data
We comprehensively examine your profile for all cancer types, including — but not limited to:
- Prostate cancer
A combination of your family history and your genetic data is used to build a profile of your risk for all cancer types, including — but not limited to — breast, ovarian, uterine, gastrointestinal (including colon), prostate, thyroid, and melanoma.
The Department of Clinical Genetics is closely aligned with ongoing research initiatives in Fox Chase's Cancer Prevention and Control Program, as well as its Keystone Program in Personalized Risk and Prevention, a collaborative translational science program co-led by Daly and funded through philanthropic donations to Fox Chase.
Genetic Risk Assessment services are now available at the Fox Chase Buckingham facility in Furlong, PA.
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Our Risk Assessment Program (RAP) was one of the first in the nation to offer screening, education, and counseling to healthy people at increased genetic risk for disease.
Cancer risk assessment looks at your personal and possible inherited genetic factors that may put you at higher possibility for getting cancer. Knowing your risk helps you learn what you can do to lower your chances of getting cancer.
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Dr. Mary Daly, chair of the Department of Clinical Genetics, moderated a discussion on Women's Cancer with attorney and ovarian cancer survivor Emily Beck, and authors Cathy Bueti and Kerri Conner.
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