Cancer Genetics Program
Texas Children's Cancer Center has initiated a Cancer Genetics Program that combines research with a clinic that translates its research progress into useful information for families and their physicians.
Figures suggest that approximately 10 percent of patients with cancer have a genetic predisposition to the disease. Consequently, a great deal of public attention has been focused on cancers with genetic origins.
The Cancer Genetics Clinic is one of the few clinics that provides DNA diagnostic studies, screening tests and counseling services. A full range of services and/or referrals are available, providing comprehensive psychological support and counseling as well as the most current medical information and treatment.
The Cancer Genetics Program of Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Cancer Center is studying Rothmund-Thomson Syndrome in order to better understand the molecular basis of cancers.