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Department of Clinical Genetics

Mary Daly is the head of the Clinical Genetics Department, which offers genetic testing for certain types of cancer to help our patients determine if their cancer risk is hereditary, or passed down through genes. Mary Daly is the head of the Clinical Genetics Department, which offers genetic testing for certain types of cancer to help our patients determine if their cancer risk is hereditary, or passed down through genes.

The Fox Chase Cancer Center Department of Clinical Genetics offers a comprehensive cancer risk assessment service, utilizing the combined strengths of risk education and clinical genetic testing with individualized options for prevention.

The Department of Clinical Genetics Risk Assessment Program was one of the first in the nation to offer comprehensive services aimed at personalizing cancer risk estimation, prevention and early diagnosis.

Our Risk Assessment Program can help you understand whether you are at a high risk for certain types of cancer by looking at family history and genetics, as well as lifestyle and environmental factors.