The Cancer Genetics Clinic is part of Stanford's
Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute-designated center
offering genetic counseling and testing for individuals concerned with
the risk of an inherited cancer predisposition. The clinic staff
includes medical oncologists, genetic counselors, and geneticists.
A genetic condition in which hundreds or thousands of colorectal
polyps develop mainly in the colon and rectum, leading to a very high
risk of colorectal cancer. There is also higher risk of small
intestine and thyroid cancer.
A tumor in the pancreas or duodenum; may occur as part of a
hereditary endocrine syndrome. Gastrinomas secrete above average
levels of gastrin, a hormone that stimulates the stomach to secrete
acids and enzymes. Gastrinoma can cause peptic ulcers.
Hereditary breast ovarian cancer (HBOC) syndrome is characterized by
early age of onset of breast cancer (often before age 50), family
history of both breast and ovarian cancer, an autosomal dominant
pattern of inheritance, or an increased incidence of tumors of other
specific organs, such as the prostate.
Previously known as Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colon Cancer (HNPCC),
Lynch syndrome predisposes people to develop colorectal, uterine,
ovarian and stomach cancers, as well as other cancers.
Male breast cancer
A rare form of breast cancer, with less than 1% of all breast
carcinomas occuring in men. Breast cancer usually presents as a new
lump or mass in a man's breast. While many facilities treat this with
mastectomy, Stanford has successfully treated male breast cancer with
James Ford, MD, director of the Stanford Cancer Genetics Program, has always been fascinated with figuring out how genetics influences cancer. His interest is in working with families to lower their risk of familial cancer.
This video explains how genetic counselors at Stanford’s Cancer Genetics Clinic help families understand if they have a hereditary cancer syndrome and an elevated risk for colon cancer.
Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.
Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.
See the BRCA
Decision Tool which guides the management of cancer risks for
BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers.
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