The Pediatric Cancer Risk Program (PCRP) at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center provides multidisciplinary, consultative care to patients and their families whose condition or family history suggests an increased risk of cancer.
The Pediatric Cancer Risk Program (PCRP) offers patients access to expert pediatric geneticists, genetic counselors and other specialists at Boston Children's Hospital, as well as world-renowned pediatric oncologists from Dana-Farber/Boston Children's.
The first of its kind in New England, our program accepts referrals, second opinions and consultations for evaluation of:
Referral to the PCRP is recommended for children who have:
Referrals are also recommended for children with the following genetic syndromes or histories:
Our integrated approach to care offers comprehensive evaluation and follow-up for children at risk for cancer. If needed, we will also recommend referrals to additional specialists.
All cases are reviewed in a multidisciplinary clinic conference.
In addition, adult family members of at-risk children may be referred to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program.
A cancer risk assessment can provide additional information about cancer risk and appropriate screening. A certified genetic counselor assesses each case according to individual needs, coordinates all patient visits and determines if the patient should be seen by an oncologist at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's or a geneticist at Boston Children's Hospital.
Our team includes members from Dana-Farber/Boston Children's, the Division of Genetics at Boston Children's Hospital and the Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Lisa Diller, MDChief Medical Director, Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
Mira Irons, MDAssociate Chief, Division of Genetics, Boston Children's Hospital
Stephen Huang, MD Director, Thyroid Program, Boston Children's Hospital
Victor Fox, MD Director, Center for Pediatric Polyposis, Boston Children's Hospital
Jill Brace O'Neill, MS, RN-CS, PNPPediatric Nurse Practitioner
Wen-Hann Tan, BMBS Geneticist
Katherine Schneider, MPH, CGCGenetic Counselor
Carly Grant, MS, CGCMO Genetic Counselor
Sharyn Lincoln, MS, CGC Genetic Counselor
The Pediatric Cancer Risk Program is located at:
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute450 Brookline Avenue3rd Floor, Dana BuildingBoston, MA 02215Phone: 617-355-4388Fax: 617-730-0466Email: CancerRisk@childrens.harvard.edu
For families residing outside of the United States, please contact Boston Children's Hospital's International Center, which facilitates the medical review of patient records and appointment scheduling and which provides assistance with customs and immigration, transportation, hotel and housing accommodations.
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