Washington Cancer Genetics Program
An affiliate of UCSF Medical Center
Genetic Counseling, Testing and Risk Assessment
The Washington Cancer Genetics Program is a collaboration between Washington
Hospital and UCSF Medical Center. The program offers genetic counseling
for individuals concerned with the risk of an inherited cancer predisposition.
The clinic staff includes genetic counselors, medical oncologists and
Some of the cancers for which we perform genetic tests include:
• Breast and ovarian cancer
• Colorectal cancer
• Hereditary diffuse gastric cancer
• Endocrine cancer
• Adrenal cancer
• Early-age (under 50) brain cancer
• Medullary thyroid cancer
• Paraganglioma or pheochromocytoma
Speak with your primary care physician to determine if a referral to this
program is appropriate.
Or call Laura Constantine at 510.818.7356 for more information.
For the Marian Strider, an academic medical center and a community hospital
came together at the right time.
Washington Hospital and UCSF Medical Center are teaming up to bring you
the best health care in our community.
Marian Strider of Pleasanton knew that her family history of breast cancer
put her at a high risk for cancer (her mother and two of her aunts had
breast cancer). Her gynecologist, Dr. Victoria Leiphart, referred her
to the Washington Cancer Genetics Program which includes a UCSF genetics
counselor. Marian had genetic testing and learned that she carries a genetic
mutation that greatly increases her risks for both breast and ovarian
cancers. Marianne recently married and wants to start a family, so her
genetic counselor referred her to in vitro fertilization (IVF) which involves
embryo testing. Doctors will provide Marian with increased surveillance
for her cancer risks and will closely monitor all her test results, prescriptions,
allergies and immunizations while she establishes her family. This award-winning
team of hospitals has given Marian the confidence to plan for a healthy future.