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Gastrointestinal Cancer Risk Assessment

Gastrointestinal Cancer Risk Assessment

Dr. Michael Hall talks about the High Risk Colon Cancer Clinic, part of the Gastrointestinal Cancer Risk Assessment program at Fox Chase Cancer Center. (1:10.)

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Building the Profile:
Family History + Genetic Data

Our Risk Assessment Program (RAP) was one of the first in the nation to offer screening, education, and counseling to healthy people at increased genetic risk for disease.

A combination of your family history and your genetic data is used to build a profile of your risk for all cancer types, including — but not limited to — breast, ovarian, uterine, gastrointestinal (including colon), prostate, thyroid, and melanoma.

Clinical Genetics Staff List

 Mary B. Daly, MD, PhD, FACP, Chair, Clinical Genetics, 
Timothy R. Talbot Jr. Chair for Cancer Research

Michael J. Hall, MD, MS, Director, Gastrointestinal Risk Assessment, Clinical Genetics

Elias Obeid, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Clinical Genetics and Medical Oncology


Genetic counselors

Left to right: Genetic Counselors Michelle Savage, Kim Rainey, Andrea Forman, Sue Montgomery.
A genetic counselor will review your medical and family history to determine the personal, and possibly inherited, factors that could affect your risk for certain cancers.




The Department of Clinical Genetics is closely aligned with ongoing research initiatives in Fox Chase's Cancer Prevention and Control Program, as well as its , a collaborative translational science program co-led by Daly and funded through philanthropic donations to Fox Chase.

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Patient Stories

Learn more about what Cancer Risk Assessment can mean for you and your family.

Susan Montgomery, RN, BSN, OCN, GCN

Nurse Navigator Sue MontgomeryClinical Genetics Nurse Navigator

"As genetic nurse navigator, I assist our genetics team in providing genetic counseling and testing.  I also follow our high risk patients through their medical management and clinical follow-up. "