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 about the GI Cancer Screening and Evaluation Program


This program is available at the following location:

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.