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Programs & Services

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

Stollery Children's Hospital

8440 112 Street
Edmonton, Alberta
T6G 2B7
Getting There

Parking and Public transportation available.

  • Parking rates apply 24 hours per day, and are in effect for all public parkers, including those with provincially issued placards for persons with disabilities.
  • Public parking is GST exempt.
  • Pay by Plate machines accept Canadian coins or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express).
  • Maximum 28 Canadian coins per transaction, no pennies. Machines provide no change.
  • Pay on Foot machines accept Canadian coins and bills, or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express). These machines will provide change.
  • Parking Office accepts payment by cash, credit card, debit or cheque
  • Bus stops at 112 and 114 St.
  • LRT Health Sciences station is located west across 114 St.
Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

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.


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.

Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services
Service Locations
Also Known As
Hereditary Cancer Clinic Hub, Mainstreaming