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Genetics/Genetic Counseling

American Cancer Society: Genetics and Cancer - 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.
Also in Spanish.

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.

Macmillan Cancer Support: Family History, Genetics and Cancer Risk - 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.

MedlinePlus: Genetics - Find consumer-friendly information about the effects of genetic variation on human health.

National Cancer Institute: The Genetics of Cancer - 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.
Also in Spanish.

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.

 

Interactive Tutorials / Videos

Cancer.Net: Genetic Testing and Cancer, An Introduction to Personalized Medicine - This video explains how genetic testing works to improve personalized medicine, the role that family history and certain mutations play in cancer, and understanding the genetics of your disease.


February 2021