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Hereditary Cancer Clinic

Heredity cancers occur because of a genetic variant that is passed down in a family. People with a variant in one of these genes may have a hereditary cancer syndrome and are at a higher risk of getting certain cancers. Our specialists provide comprehensive genetic evaluations, counseling and testing for patients whose family or personal history indicates they are at high risk of developing cancer.

Conditions We Treat

Hereditary Cancer Clinic Care Team

Hereditary Cancer Clinic: Why Choose Vanderbilt

  • Top specialists: Our program is the only one in Tennessee with doctors, nurse practitioners and genetic counselors specialized in evaluating and testing hereditary cancer. This means our team has received extensive training and experience in this specific area of cancer care.
  • A team approach: Our team works closely with other cancer experts to help you achieve optimal health.
  • Personalized care: Your evaluation will be personal and focused on you. Our team works together to tailor a screening plan that meets your unique needs.
  • Advanced research: As a research-based cancer center, we are at the forefront of the latest treatments for hereditary cancers. Our commitment to research means that you will receive the most current treatment.
  • Telehealth services: We offer specialty follow-up care through a simple phone consult with your genetic specialist. This means that you have access to a Vanderbilt specialist, close to home.
  • A responsive team: We want to make your experience as seamless and stress-free as possible. You can use our secure online portal, My Health at Vanderbilt, to message your care team 24/7, schedule appointments, manage medications and access medical records.

Tests, Treatments and Services


Vanderbilt Breast Center
719 Thompson Lane, Suite 25000
Nashville, TN 37204

Vanderbilt Hereditary Cancer Clinic
1500 21st Ave. S., Suite 2500
Nashville, TN 37212
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Patient Resources

Patient Self-Referral Form

Refer a Patient

To refer a patient to the Hereditary Clinic, call (615) 343-7400 or complete our online provider referral form.