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Mainstreaming: Hereditary Cancer Program

Oncology-mediated hereditary cancer genetic testing, supported by the Hereditary Cancer Clinic Hub. Testing is offered to individuals with cancer (breast, ovarian, pancreatic or prostate cancers) who meet specific referral criteria.

The Mainstreaming Hereditary Cancer Program is a partnership between oncology and surgery clinicians and the Hereditary Cancer Clinic, coordinated by the Mainstreaming Hereditary Cancer Clinic Hub. We aim to provide timely access to appropriate hereditary cancer genetic testing for individuals with cancer.

  • orientation is required to enable clinicians to order Mainstreaming hereditary cancer testing.
  • Oncology teams discuss and offer multigene panel testing for hereditary cancer for appropriate individuals.
  • clinician and patient support resources are available in print and online, to support informed choice and understanding of results. The option of consultation with a genetic counsellor pre- or post-test is available by request.
  • results disclosure is via the Hereditary Cancer Clinic genetics team.

Contact Details

Alberta Children's Hospital

Location Info
3rd Floor - Medical Genetics
Address
28 Oki Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta
T3B 6A8
Telephone
403-955-2983
Tollfree
1-833-955-0505
Fax
403-592-4218
Email
HCC.Hub@ahs.ca
Accessibility

Main entrance

Lifts accessible onsite

Getting There

Parking map

Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Access
Service Providers May Include
genetic counsellors, medical geneticists, oncology clinicians, surgeons
Eligibility

Individuals assessed to be at moderate to high risk of a hereditary cancer syndrome, based on personal and family history.

Service Access

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.

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Note: only clinicians who have completed mainstreaming hereditary cancer orientation may order hereditary cancer genetic testing through Mainstreaming. Contact the HCC Hub for orientaition details.


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