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Andrea Forman, MS, LCGC

Clinical Locations

Primary Location

Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111

About

Clinical Team Leader
Licensed Certified Genetic Counselor
Adjunct Professor, Genetic Counseling Program, Arcadia University

Treatment Focus

Genetic counseling and testing for hereditary cancer risk

Treatment Philosophy

I pursued a degree in genetic counseling after working in the medical and research fields and seeing a need for a genetics “translator.” I recognize that, for many people, learning about genetic information is like learning a new language. Without a person to take the time and effort to educate and inform them, these patients lose the ability to control their own health destiny. I found myself drawn to cancer genetics because it is a realm full of myths and misconceptions, but where genetics can provide patients with knowledge and power about cancer risks, not only for themselves, but their family. And with that knowledge, they can make truly informed decisions about their medical care that will hopefully lead to the best possible outcomes.

In addition to my genetic counseling efforts at Fox Chase, I am an adjunct professor for Arcadia University’s Genetic Counseling Master of Science program. I teach a semester-long course on cancer genetics and supervise genetic counseling interns during their clinical rotations at Fox Chase.

 

Education and Training

Educational Background

  • MS, Genetic Counseling, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, 2004
  • BA, Biology, Salem College, Winston-Salem, NC, 2000

Certifications

  • Licensed Genetic Counselor, Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine, 2011
  • Diplomat Certification, American Board of Genetic Counseling, 2005

Memberships

  • National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC), 2002
  • Cancer Special Interest Group, NSGC, 2002
Publications

Selected Publications

Bradbury AR, Patrick-Miller L, Long J, Powers J, Stopfer J, Forman A, Rybak C, Mattie K, Brandt A, Chambers R, Chung WK, Churpek J, Daly MB, Digiovanni L, Farengo-Clark D, Fetzer D, Ganschow P, Grana G, Gulden C, Hall M, Kohler L, Maxwell K, Merrill S, Montgomery S, Mueller R, Nielsen S, Olopade O, Rainey K, Seelaus C, Nathanson KL, Domchek SM. Development of a tiered and binned genetic counseling model for informed consent in the era of multiplex testing for cancer susceptibility. Genet Med. 2015 Jun;17(6):485-92. PubMed

Hall MJ, Forman AD, Montgomery SV, Rainey KL, Daly MB. Understanding patient and provider perceptions and expectations of genomic medicine. J Surg Oncol. 2015 Jan;111(1):9-17. PubMed 

Hall MJ, Forman AD, Pilarski R, Wiesner G, Giri VN. Gene panel testing for inherited cancer risk. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2014 Sep;12(9):1339-46. PubMed 

Hall MJ, Obeid EI, Schwartz SC, Mantia-Smaldone G, Forman AD, Daly MB. Genetic testing for hereditary cancer predisposition: BRCA1/2, Lynch syndrome, and beyond. Gynecol Oncol. 2016 Mar;140(3):565-74. PubMed

Additional Publications

PubMed

 

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