The goals of the Smilow Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program are to provide a multidisciplinary, comprehensive approach to the care of patients at increased risk of cancer, make new research advances in the field, and improve awareness about cancer risk and prevention through education and community outreach in New Haven and the state of Connecticut.

Our aims are:

  • Clinical: Provide patient-centered care and foster collaboration among health care providers
  • Research: Advance the field of cancer genetics, risk prediction and prevention, and related treatment options
  • Education: Provide clinical experiences for genetic counseling students, medical students, residents, fellows, and other providers
  • Community Outreach: Promote awareness of hereditary cancer risk and provide broad-based education about cancer prevention options

Our Program is a component of Yale Cancer Center, a comprehensive cancer center designated by the National Cancer Institute.

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