Cancer Genetics & Prevention Program
A family has an unusually high incidence of cancer and of subtle birth defects affecting the muscles and bones or the face, head and neck. Is there a genetic connection between the cancer and the defects?
Our Cancer Genetics & Prevention Program in San Francisco was established to find out if and when there is such a link. The program's doctors and researchers serve families who have a history of tumors called multiple neoplasias and other birth defects, including musculoskeletal anomalies and minor heart defects.
Recognizing a family history of disease is important for several reasons, including the need for timely initiation of cancer surveillance, identification of relatives at increased cancer risk and counseling for the family.
Services provided at the Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program include:
- Comprehensive evaluations of patients and family members
- Genetic counseling
- Follow-up services
- Research projects
Family members have the opportunity to enroll in research projects on the common genetic basis of cancers and birth defects.
Our locations (2)
Awards & recognition
Best in Northern California for cancer care
Ranked among the nation's best in 10 specialties
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What to Bring
- Photo I.D.
- Health insurance card
- Insurance authorization, if required
- Doctor's referral, if required
- Recent test results related to your child's condition
- List of medications, including dosages, plus any your child is allergic to
- List of questions you may have
- Device or paper for taking notes
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Our research initiatives
UCSF Institute for Human Genetics Research