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GS11 1012 Cancer Genetics (Genetic Counseling)

  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Grading System: Letter Grade
  • Prerequisites: None


This course is taught by the faculty and staff of UT MD Anderson Cancer Center and includes lectures by experts in basic science cancer research, clinical oncology, pathology and cancer genetic counseling. Some of the topics covered include overview of cancer biology and clinical oncology, hereditary colon cancer syndromes, hereditary breast cancer syndromes, rare cancer syndromes, management of high risk patients, collecting a cancer-focused family history, hereditary cancer risk assessment models and tools, and psycho social aspects of cancer risk assessment and counseling. Students will expand and refine the knowledge and skills learned in this course during their clinical cancer genetics rotation.