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Cancer Genetics

Stanford's Clinical Cancer Center physicians and researchers have been instrumental in developing many of the leading technologies used to understand, diagnose, test and screen for hereditary cancer syndromes. This expertise allows our specialists to offer you personalized plans for managing your cancer risk.
Diagnosis & Treatment

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> Our Cancer Genetics Team


Hereditary Cancer Syndromes

Breast/Ovarian Cancer
Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer (HDGC)
Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer(HNPCC)
Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia (MEN)
Other Cancer Syndromes

For complete information about clinical services, please see Getting Treatment

The BRCA Decision Tool guides the management of cancer risks for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers.

Genetic Testing:
Five Steps to Better Health

16:54 - The Stanford Cancer Genetics team with the help of several patients and medical professionals outlines the five steps of the genetic testing process for potential patients and their family members including who should consider testing; the implications, benefits and risks of testing (medical, legal and psycho-social); and the decision making process after testing.
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Stanford Cancer Center
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA  94305
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Stanford Women’s Cancer Center
900 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
(BRCA testing only)
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(650) 498-6000

(650) 498-5150

Monday - Friday, 
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

(877) 487-0237
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