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Resources for Genetic Concerns
We help identify families that may have a hereditary colon or gastrointestinal cancer syndrome and, when indicated, offer genetic testing, cancer screening and support.
The Gastrointestinal Cancer Genetics Program is under the direction of Daniel C. Chung, MD, a gastroenterologist and researcher who also serves as clinical chief of the Massachusetts General Hospital Gastrointestinal Unit. Our staff includes specialists in both gastroenterology and genetics.
At this clinic, patients typically meet with a genetic counselor and Dr. Chung to review family and medical history and discuss options for genetic testing. We also provide recommendations for medical management.
A visit to our clinic may be right for you if you have a personal or family history of one or more of the following:
The syndromes most commonly discussed with patients in our clinic include:
If you are interested in a consultation with the GI Cancer Risk Assessment team, you can make an appointment at one of four locations:
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