Genetics/Genetic Counseling

American Cancer Society: Genetic Testing, What You Need to Know - The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.  Read all about genetic testing at this site.

Cancer.Net: Genetics - This is the patient information Web site of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). It is designed to help patients and families make informed health-care decisions.  Comprehensive information on cancer genetics can be found here.

HealthyNJ: Genetics -  Although not specific to cancer genetics, you can find valuable information on genetic disorders and testing.

Macmillan Cancer Support: Genetics - This UK based organization helps with all the things that people affected by cancer want and need.  Learn about how genes work, how diseases are inherited and the risks for different cancer types at this site.

MedlinePlus: Genetic Counseling - Developed by the National Library of Medicine, this consumer health site directs the user to selected online resources on many common diseases, conditions, and concerns.
Also in Spanish.

MedlinePlus: Genetic Testing - Developed by the National Library of Medicine, this consumer health site directs the user to selected online resources on many common diseases, conditions, and concerns.
Also in Spanish.

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center: Hereditary Cancer & Genetics - Here you will find an overview of hereditary cancer, genetic counseling, testing information, questions and answers about hereditary cancers and recent research findings.

National Cancer Institute: Cancer Genetics - The NCI, established under the National Cancer Act of 1937, is the Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research and training. This site will provide a wealth of information on cancer genetics and testing.

National Human Genome Research Institute - The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) led the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) contribution to the International Human Genome Project, which had as its primary goal the sequencing of the human genome.  Here you can learn about specific genetic diseases and genetic testing, and find tools for gathering your family medical history.

NetWellness: Cancer Genetics - Find out about genes, chromosomes and cancer, genetic tests, genetic counseling or even submit a question on the site's "Ask and Expert" section.

September 2013