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Gastrointestinal Cancer Risk Assessment
Building the Profile:
Family History + Genetic Data
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.
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.
Clinical Genetics Staff List
Mary B. Daly, MD, PhD, FACP, Chair, Clinical Genetics,
Timothy R. Talbot Jr. Chair for Cancer Research
Michael J. Hall, MD, MS, Director, Gastrointestinal Risk Assessment, Clinical Genetics
Elias Obeid, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Breast, Ovarian, and Prostate Cancer Risk, Clinical Genetics
Left to right: Genetic Counselors Michelle Savage, Kim Rainey, Andrea Forman, Sue Montgomery.
A genetic counselor will review your medical and family history to determine the personal, and possibly inherited, factors that could affect your risk for certain cancers.
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 , a collaborative translational science program co-led by Daly and funded through philanthropic donations to Fox Chase.
Learn more about what Cancer Risk Assessment can mean for you and your family.