Amie Blanco

Director of clinical services of the Cancer Risk Program

Amie Blanco is the director of clinical services of the Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. The program provides risk assessment and genetic counseling to cancer patients and their at-risk relatives. Blanco counsels families and helps them understand their cancer risk, advantages and disadvantages of genetic testing, surveillance recommendations, risk-reduction surgeries and other cancer prevention strategies.

Blanco also is the lead genetic counselor in the Gastrointestinal Cancer Prevention Program, a subspecialty of the UCSF Cancer Risk Program. As a member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors and International Society for Gastrointestinal Hereditary Tumors, Blanco is widely recognized as an expert in the diagnosis and management of hereditary cancer syndromes.

After completing undergraduate studies at the University of San Diego, Blanco worked in a biotechnology laboratory, focusing on the identification of small molecules for cancer treatment. She then earned a master's degree in genetic counseling at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, where she completed a fellowship in Cancer Prevention Education. Blanco has written about hereditary cancer syndromes for numerous publications, including a chapter on genetic risk assessment and counseling for the book "Everyone's Guide to Cancer Therapy, Revised 5th Edition." Currently, she is the Gordon and Betty Moore Endowed Counselor in Gastrointestinal Cancer Genetics at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Clinics

Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program at Mission Bay
1825 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 885-7779
Fax: (415) 885-3787

Hours: Monday to Friday
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Gastrointestinal Oncology Survivorship Program
1825 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-9888
Fax: (415) 353-9931

Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program at Mount Zion
1600 Divisadero St., Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143-1714
Phone: (415) 885-7779
Fax: (415) 885-3787

Hours: Monday to Friday
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

This health care professional is not a member of UCSF Medical Group. Please check with your health insurance plan regarding coverage for services.