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
- Cancer, including cancers diagnosed at a young age
- Benign tumors, such as pheochromocytoma
- Rare cancers, such as male breast cancer or sarcoma
Meet Your Care Team
Why Choose the Hereditary Cancer Clinic at Vanderbilt
- Skilled clinicians
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.
- Team approach
We work together to ensure that you receive the comprehensive care you need. Our team members collaborate with each other, as well as with experts in other medical disciplines, to provide you with individual care that addresses your unique needs.
- Personalized care
We tailor your treatment plan to meet your unique needs and health goals. We help you navigate your treatment options to ensure you receive the best possible care.
- Specialized care
We offer a high risk pancreatic cancer surveillance service to provide screening, risk assessment and education for those at high risk of pancreatic cancer. Our team of specialists works with genetics experts to determine your risks and create a care plan just for you.
Our researchers are dedicated to developing new and more effective approaches to care. We not only apply the latest research, but also pioneer some of the latest innovations. You may have access to treatments before they are widely available.
We can offer specialty care through a simple video consultation with your doctor. This means you have access to a Vanderbilt specialist, close to home.
- Online health portal
We want to make your experience as seamless and stress-free as possible. You can contact your care team directly by phone or use our secure online portal, My Health at Vanderbilt, to send messages, schedule appointments, manage medications and access your medical records.
Tests, Treatments and Services
We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:
- Risk reduction planning
- Evaluation of your cancer risk based on genetic testing, family history and personal history of cancer