About the Cancer Genetics and Genomics Program
The Cancer Genetics and Genomics Program combines cancer research with a clinic that translates research progress into useful information for patient families and their physicians.
The goals of the Cancer Genetics Clinic and the Childhood Cancer Prevention and Screening Clinic are to help patients and their family members understand their diagnosis or predisposition for cancer, learn the risks of developing future cancers and recommend and provide screening services for cancer prevention and early detection.
Patient Care. To provide state-of-the-art evaluation of and management for children and their families with hereditary predisposition to cancer
Research. To investigate genetic susceptibility to cancer and fundamental mechanisms of genomic instability, biologically and clinically-relevant genetic alterations driving childhood tumors, and the clinical implementation of genome-scale testing
Education. To train future clinicians and scientists at all educational stages in cancer genetics and genomics
Center for Precision Oncology
Aiming to discover the genetic make-up of each child’s tumor
Cancer Genetics Clinic
Offers DNA diagnostic studies, screening tests and counseling services to families at risk of childhood cancer. Services include comprehensive analysis, physical exams, risk assessments, counseling, and risk minimization strategies and recommendations for future screenings regarding cancer.
Precision Oncology Consultation Service
Texas Children’s Cancer Center is the country’s leader in the use of precision oncology strategies for the care of children with rare, relapsed, refractory and high-risk cancers – patients with limited treatment options who are most in need of novel therapeutic approaches.
Childhood Cancer Prevention and Screening Clinic
A first of its kind clinic that provides centralized cancer screening services for children with hereditary cancer predisposition syndromes and other conditions that increase the risk of childhood cancer.