Genetic Counseling Services

Cancer Genetic Services

UPMC CancerCenter cancer genetic services are coordinated through the Cancer Genetics Program (CGP), a joint program of UPMC, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. The CGP provides education, research, and cancer risk assessment for individuals and their families who are concerned about their risk for cancer and how genetic inheritance may play a role.

CGP Services

CGP's genetic counselors are specially trained in cancer genetics and certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics or American Board of Genetic Counseling. CGP services include:

Why do I need genetic counseling?

Many people undergo genetic consultation and, in specific cases, pursue targeted genetic testing for hereditary cancer syndromes, such as:

What will I learn from genetic counseling?

Cancer risk consultation may relieve anxiety and provide a sense of control. After a complete review of your family and medical history, the consultation team will discuss the following information:

Cancer Genetic Research and Continuing Medical Education (CME)

The CGP strives to provide expert clinical consultation in cancer genetics to develop a cohort of patients and families with hereditary cancer for a variety of research studies, and to provide training and CME for medical professionals.