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Expert Cancer Genetics at Providence St. Jude Medical Center

The Cancer Genetics Program at St. Jude Crosson Comprehensive Cancer Center helps patients and families with a history of cancer better understand and manage their cancer risk. We provide genetic cancer risk assessment and develop individualized management plans for persons with hereditary or familial occurrences of cancer.

Cancer genetics is a dynamic and evolving field. Considered the leading edge of medicine, genetic testing and counseling shift the focus of cancer from treatment to prevention and early detection. For many hereditary cancer syndromes, genetic testing is available and can potentially identify the cause of cancer in the family and quantify future cancer risks for the patient and their family members.

Please call for more information about the Cancer Genetics Program, to refer a patient, or to schedule an appointment.

2259.0 miles away
714-446-7559

Expert Cancer Genetics at Providence St. Jude Medical Center

The Cancer Genetics Program at St. Jude Crosson Comprehensive Cancer Center helps patients and families with a history of cancer better understand and manage their cancer risk. We provide genetic cancer risk assessment and develop individualized management plans for persons with hereditary or familial occurrences of cancer.

Cancer genetics is a dynamic and evolving field. Considered the leading edge of medicine, genetic testing and counseling shift the focus of cancer from treatment to prevention and early detection. For many hereditary cancer syndromes, genetic testing is available and can potentially identify the cause of cancer in the family and quantify future cancer risks for the patient and their family members.

Please call for more information about the Cancer Genetics Program, to refer a patient, or to schedule an appointment.

2259.0 miles away

Meet the Team

At Providence, you'll have access to a vast network of dedicated and compassionate providers who offer personalized care by focusing on treatment, prevention and health education.

The Cancer Genetics Program has evolved to include experts in Genetic Counseling, Medical Oncology, Surgery, and Research. Our board certified genetic counselors and physicians provide individuals with:

  • Detailed genetic counseling and cancer risk assessment
  • Facilitation and interpretation of genetic testing when appropriate
  • An individualized cancer screening and prevention plan
  • Summary management recommendations for you and your family members
  • Detailed consultation reports for you and your doctor

In an effort to provide individuals with access to cancer genetics research, all of our patients are invited to participate in a Hereditary Cancer Research Registry, which is in collaboration with the City of Hope Clinical Cancer Genetics Department.

Test results and reports vary depending on the type of cancer you are being screened for.

  • Breast cancer genetic testing results are typically available in approximately 3 weeks.
  • Colon cancer genetic testing and melanoma genetic testing results are typically available in 3-6 weeks depending on the specific test ordered.
  • For more rare hereditary cancer syndromes, genetic testing may take 6-8 weeks.

After your genetic cancer risk evaluation is completed, you will return to your managing physician(s) for coordination of care. 

Most insurance policies cover genetic counseling and testing. Our patient account specialists verify coverage prior to the patient consultation and alert the patient if genetic services are not a covered benefit. The third party laboratory that performs and bills for the genetic test will also verify coverage as a second check and confirmation of coverage.

Federal and state laws protect patients against insurance companies using genetic results to deny coverage. There are no documented cases of genetic discrimination following genetic counseling or testing for cancer risk.

Why Choose Us for Your Cancer Care?

We know that every patient is unique. No two patients – or their treatment plans – are the same. This is why we take a highly personalized approach to your cancer care and we always put our patients first. Our expert clinicians work with you to develop a specialized treatment plan that fits your personal needs, because we know this results in the best outcomes. And, of course, you receive the cutting-edge treatment and compassionate care Providence is known for.

As our patient, you and your loved ones are supported by an entire care team throughout your treatment journey. Our board-certified medical oncologists use the most advanced techniques in your diagnosis and treatment. They work closely with an extensive team that includes nurse navigators, specialists and other caregivers who provide a range of support services – from prevention and education to nutrition, integrative medicine and counseling.

Learn more about the experts who make up our multidisciplinary cancer care teams.

Cancer doesn’t discriminate, but access to great cancer care hasn’t always been the same for everyone. At Providence, we are deeply committed to making sure every patient we treat has access to the best cancer care. We value, respect and support the racial, ethnic, religious, gender, sexual and spiritual identities of each member of our diverse communities, and we never turn a patient away. Instead, we work harder to make sure every patient is treated equally and with dignity – whoever you are, and wherever you're at.

When you become a patient at Providence, you become part of a collaborative cancer-care network that often exceeds national measures for patient outcomes. This network includes award-winning physicians, scientists, researchers and caregivers across 51 hospitals in seven states. The power of this network, combined with the expertise of your local team, means you’re getting the best, most compassionate care. And if you need to meet with a specialist outside your area, we’ve got telehealth technology to help. Our network is one of the reasons 50,000 newly diagnosed cancer patients choose Providence each year.

Providence cancer research provides options, and hope, for patients seeking advanced therapies. We’re proud of our history of groundbreaking firsts and pioneering clinical trials: Providence led the international trial of the first immunotherapy to be approved for patients with melanoma. We conducted the first successful gene-engineered T-cell therapy for metastatic pancreatic cancer. And we have over 90 years of radiation research. As a Providence patient, you have the opportunity to participate in – or benefit from – one of over 1,300 new clinical trials that begin each year.

The Power of Our Network

Part of Providence Regional Cancer Center

As part of the largest specialty provider group in the region, our dedicated experts care for patients in six hospitals and nearly 20 outpatient locations throughout the Inland Northwest. Regardless of where you go for care, you have an entire team of cancer experts working hand in hand to provide you with the best possible outcomes.

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