Clinical Cancer Genetics Program
We provide risk assessments, genetic counseling and clinical cancer genetic consultation to 1,000 families each year.
The Division of Human Genetics offers outpatient and inpatient consultation services, performs clinical and translational research and participates in community education and outreach. Our physicians and faculty collaborate with colleagues throughout our medical center and the world. Our new genetics counseling graduate program addresses the fast growing need for genetics professionals.
Our comprehensive services include a Clinical Cancer Genetics Program with risk assessments and genetic counseling to patients and, as needed, to their families. A Cardiovascular Genetic and Genomic Medicine Program, in conjunction with Ohio State’s Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, offers consultation for hereditary forms of heart disease at multiple clinics. And the Medical Genetics and Genomics Program provides risk assessment, genetic counseling and, when appropriate, genetic testing for the many different conditions that can run in families. These can range from bleeding and blot-clotting disorders to diseases of the skin, kidney, lung and eye to Down syndrome and others.
Also, along with offering with risk assessment tools for healthcare providers, the division’s interactive Family HealthLink allows you to estimate your own risk by reviewing patterns of cancer, heart disease and related conditions in your family.
Whether originating from a single gene, a chromosome or inherited gene, genetic disorders encompass a broad span of conditions. The Division of Human Genetics is a leader in providing the most up-to-date, thorough and advanced information available.
Genetic testing can be provided on a clinical or research basis. Genetic testing is routinely performed on a small sample of blood, saliva or cheek swab.
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