All in the Family: A UCSF Update on Hereditary Cancer

December 11, 2006
News Office: Nancy Chan (415) 502-6397


In observance of the 10th anniversary of the UCSF Cancer Risk Program, a free community forum titled All in the Family: A UCSF Update on Hereditary Cancer will be presented.

Experts will address common concerns about inherited risk for cancer, provide updates on new advances, and explain how elevated risk can be mitigated by surveillance, preventive surgery and lifestyle changes. The program will include a panel of patients and genetic counselors.


The UCSF Cancer Risk Program provides genetic counseling and gene testing for families suspected of harboring hereditary cancer. Speakers include UCSF genetic counselors and cancer specialists:

  • Frank McCormick, director, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Dr. John Ziegler, director, UCSF Cancer Risk Program
  • Dr. Mary Beattie, asst. clinical professor of medicine
  • Beth Crawford, genetic counselor, UCSF Cancer Risk Program
  • Dr. Charles J. Epstein, professor of pediatrics
  • Dr. Laura Esserman, director, Carol Franc Buck Cancer Center
  • Dr. C. Bethan Powell, asst. professor of ob/gyn and reproductive sciences
  • Dr. Jonathan Terdiman, assoc. clinical professor of medicine
  • WHEN:

    Tuesday, December 12, 2006 3-6 p.m.


    Herbst Hall UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion 1600 Divisidero Street, 2nd Floor San Francisco

    Media interested in interviews or attending the event, please contact Nancy Chan, UCSF News Services at (415) 885-7277.

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