Cancer Genetic Specialists for [Your State or Region]

Instructions:

Fill out the next form, which lists cancer genetic specialists for your state or region, using the following resources to identify nearby specialists:

Please note that for some regions, a counselor in a neighboring state might be the closest choice. You can search by city or zip code to find the nearest specialists.  Be sure to include the date that the list was compiled in the “Last Updated” footnote and update on a regular basis, if possible.

When compiling the list of genetic specialists in your state, you may want to consider the following standards for genetics professionals:

American College of Surgeons (ACS) Commission on Cancer. (2012). Cancer Program Standards 2012: Ensuring Patient-Centered Careexternal icon, v 1.2.1. Pages 68-69: Standard 2.3. Risk Assessment and Genetic Counseling. Chicago: American College of Surgeons.

According to the ACS Commission on Cancer, genetics professionals include:

  • An American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) or American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG) board-certified/board-eligible or (in some states) a licensed genetic counselor
  • An American College of Medical Genetics physician board certified in medical genetics
  • A Genetics Clinical Nurse (GCN) or an Advanced Practice Nurse in Genetics (APNG), credentialed through the Genetics Nursing Credentialing Commission (GNCC). Credentialing is obtained through successful completion of a professional portfolio review process
  • An advanced practice oncology nurse who is prepared at the graduate level (master or doctorate) with specialized education in cancer genetics and hereditary cancer predisposition syndromes*; certification by the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation is preferred
  • A board-certified physician with experience in cancer genetics (defined as providing cancer risk assessment on a regular basis)
*Please note, specialized training in cancer genetics should be ongoing; educational seminars offered by commercial laboratories about how to perform genetic testing are not considered adequate training for cancer risk assessment and genetic counseling.
Cancer Genetic Specialists for [Your State or Region]
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Please note: This list includes health care professionals who provide services related to cancer genetics (cancer risk assessment, genetic counseling, and genetic testing). Inclusion on this list does not imply an endorsement by the state of [name of your state]. The state of [name of your state] does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of this information.

Page last reviewed: January 12, 2016