Hereditary Cancer Predisposition Program at the Cancer Center

Hereditary Cancer Predisposition Program

The Hereditary Cancer Predisposition Program at the Cancer Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia uses the latest advances in oncology and genetics to provide care and counseling to children with genetic predisposition to cancer. The program is one of the few of its kind in the U.S.

The program also houses the Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome (BWS) / isolated hemihypertrophy team, a sub-group within the Hereditary Cancer Predisposition Program that works with families of children with BWS and isolated hemihypertrophy, diseases that genetically predispose children to cancer.

Services for patients and families with hereditary cancer

The program's team of specialists:

Benefits to referring physicians

The team works closely with primary care physicians, who are often the first to spot signs of a genetic predisposition to cancer in families. For these physicians, the team:

 

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