Clinical Cancer Genetics Program
Between five and 10% of cancer cases are inherited. Individuals with a genetic predisposition for developing the disease will have a far higher chance of developing cancer within their lifetime and at an earlier age. Genetic testing can help determine whether a family has a hereditary cancer predisposition syndrome. Individuals who have genetically higher risks to develop certain cancers are recommended to follow high-risk cancer surveillance and management. The Clinical Cancer Genetics Program can coordinate genetic testing and high-risk cancer surveillance for individuals and their families with hereditary cancer syndromes.
To learn more about cancer and genetics, visit our Family History or review info on the department below.
Genetic Counseling Appointments
New patients: Fill out our self-referral form or call 877-632-6789 to speak with a health information specialist. Your request will be routed to the care center that best fits your personal or family history.
Existing MD Anderson patients: Request a genetic counseling referral from your attending provider.