The Genetic Counselor is responsible for providing cancer risk assessment and genetic counseling for individuals as part of the Mariann and Robert MacDonald Cancer Risk Evaluation Center, a leading multidisciplinary cancer genetics clinic located in Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center. The genetic counselor will provide counseling/testing and assistance in overall long-term coordination of care for high-risk patients. He/she will assist in protocol development, coordination and recruitment for studies in cancer risk assessment, management and prevention conducted at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, the genetic counselor will participate in multidisciplinary case conferences and journal clubs and provide educational opportunities in cancer genetics to a wide variety of students, professional groups and lay audiences, particularly in the context of the Basser Center for BRCA.
Board Eligible or Board Certified through the American Board of Genetic Counseling or American Board of Medical Genetics. Experience in oncology (particularly breast, ovarian and gastrointestinal cancers). Experience with research assistance or project coordination. Familiarity in dealing with IRB issues
As part of the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania, the Mariann and Robert MacDonald Cancer Risk Evaluation Center provides genetic counseling and testing for individuals with cancer as well as those who may be at an increased risk for cancer. Located in the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, our multidisciplinary team of genetic counselors and other clinicians work togeth...er to streamline the process of genetic testing. We use advanced technology to analyze family health history for inherited risk syndromes, provide customized medical recommendations focusing on risk reduction strategies and risk avoidance, and facilitate long-term, proactive follow-up care.