The Mass General Cancer Center Genetic Series will be presented by Genetic Counselors from the Center for Cancer Risk Assessment.

Choosing the Right Cancer Genetic Test
Wednesday, June 8, 2022
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Link to attend: https://partners.zoom.us/j/82570407010

There are many different types of genetic testing for cancer and different laboratories that complete the testing. Come learn about the differences between these types of tests, and why choosing the right one is so essential. Speaker: Kristen Shannon, MS, CGC

What You Need to Know About Hereditary Ovarian Cancer
Thursday, June 16, 2022
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Link to attend: https://partners.zoom.us/j/89733693208

Ovarian cancer is rare, but did you know that it can run in families? Come learn about hereditary ovarian cancer, and what you can do if it runs in your family. Speaker: Janette Z. Lawrence, MS, CGC

Talking to Kids About Hereditary Cancer
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Link to attend: https://partners.zoom.us/j/85724262757

Do you ever wonder when or how to start talking with your kids about a hereditary cancer in the family? This talk will cover the latest research on discussing hereditary cancer with children of all ages and stages, and will include strategies for finding the right time and place. Speaker: Carly Grant, MS, CGC

Cancer Genetics 101: Past to Present
Wednesday, June 29, 2022
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Link to attend: https://partners.zoom.us/j/87812759863

Genetic testing for cancer risk assessment was first offered in 1996 for a limited number of genes. Many people have heard of the BRCA genes, but cancer genetics has changed significantly since 1996. Join us to learn more about the role of genetic testing in the cancer setting and how it has evolved over time. Speaker: Stephanie Hicks, MS, CGC

These online programs are free and open to Mass General staff, patients, and the general public.

These programs are a collaboration between the Maxwell & Eleanor Blum Patient and Family Learning Center and Mass General Cancer Center.