Gastroenterology

GI Cancer

High-Risk GI Cancer Screening and Evaluation Program

Science has made rapid advances in understanding the genetic factor and underlying molecular programs that account for inherited forms of colorectal cancer. Penn Gastroenterology sponsors a risk assessment program with the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania. Genetic testing may be recommended for families with increased risk of colorectal cancer.

Program staff includes expert gastroenterologists, with support from a genetic counselor. Patients and families at risk for esophageal, gastric, colorectal, pancreatic and liver cancer can be evaluated. This program coordinates its activities with chemoprevention trials and molecular diagnostics.

Genetic Counselors

  • Jill Stopfer, MS, CGC
  • Jacquelyn Powers, MS, CGC
  • Jessica Long, MS, CGC

Learn more about the GI Cancer Screening and Evaluation Program

Location

This program is available at the following location:

  • Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
    South Pavilion, 4th Floor
    3400 Civic Center Boulevard
    Philadelphia, PA 19104
    Driving Directions

Preparing for Appointments and Procedures

Are you scheduled for a first-time consultation with a gastroenterologist at Penn? Save time at the doctor's office by completing your registration and medical history forms in advance.