Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's Center for Cancer Genetics and Prevention includes a team of expert health professionals — medical oncologists, gastroenterologists, geneticists, gynecologists, psychologists, surgeons, nurses, and genetic counselors — who
provide cancer risk assessment and comprehensive recommendations for managing cancer risk. We partner with the Pediatric Cancer Genetics Program to offer families complete genetic testing and management
Dana-Farber's clinical psychologists work with patients from hereditary cancer families. We regularly consult with individuals who are considering, or have had, genetic testing for a variety of adult and pediatric cancer.
As part of risk assessment, we offer genetic and genomic testing to determine risk for inherited cancer syndromes such as breast and ovarian cancer syndromes (BRCA1 and BRCA2), Lynch Syndrome, and various rare cancer syndromes.
We also conduct research into many aspects of cancer risk and its management.
The landscape of the field of genetics is rapidly changing. We provide advanced options in genetic testing across the spectrum of new and established inherited cancer syndromes, including:
- Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer
- Hereditary Gastrointestinal Cancer Syndromes
- Lynch Syndrome
- Li-Fraumeni Syndrome
- Familial Pancreatic Cancer
- Hereditary Paraganglioma-Pheochromocytoma Syndrome (PGL/PCC)
- Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST)
Learn about our Specialty Centers and Programs for specific hereditary cancers and syndromes.