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. The Penn Digestive and Liver Center 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 for known inherited forms of colorectal cancer.
Program staff includes expert gastroenterologists, with support from a genetic counselor. And 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.
Anil K. Rustgi, MD
Timothy C. Hoops, MD
Jill Stopfer, MS
Jacquelyn Powers, MS, CGC
Gastroenterology Division Web site
This program is available at the following location:
Penn Digestive & Liver Center / Genetics Clinic
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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