Welcome to the

High-Risk Cancer Genetics Program

We provide genetic testing to empower people at increased risk for cancer to take preventive measures.

Our specialists in the High-Risk Cancer Genetics Program at NYU Langone Health’s Perlmutter Cancer Center provide genetic counseling and testing for people with a personal or family history of cancer. We ensure you have the tools and information you need to take steps to protect your health.

Our genetic counselors and physicians perform comprehensive risk assessments to identify people who may be at increased risk for cancer because of an inherited gene mutation. Not everyone with an inherited gene mutation develops cancer, but it’s important to know your risk to help you make decisions about your health.

Genetic testing is offered if it is appropriate for you. If genetic testing results point to an increased risk for cancer, our genetic counselors work closely with hereditary cancer specialists to develop individualized management plans. 

We offer tailored screening to find cancer in its earliest stages, when it is most curable. Other treatment options, such as preventive surgery, to reduce cancer risk may also be offered. Improved cancer treatment through targeted therapies may be recommended based on the results. 

If you have already received a diagnosis for cancer, genetic testing can help guide your treatment. Based on the results of a genetic test, your oncologist can create a more personalized and effective treatment plan for you.

Hereditary Cancer Family History Questionnaire

If you have a family history of cancer, our questionnaire can help determine if you would benefit from an evaluation with our genetic counselors to discuss your risk for cancer. 

If you do not meet the criteria for an evaluation, you may still consider a genetic counseling appointment to discuss other risk factors and recommendations for managing your risk.

Take the Questionnaire

Make an Appointment

Genetic counseling services are available to all NYU Langone patients with a personal or family history of cancer, as well as those who have a known genetic mutation. You can make an appointment with a genetic counselor in-person or over the phone.

To make an appointment with a genetic counselor in Manhattan, Brooklyn, or any of our Long Island locations, including Lake Success, NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island, or Huntington, call 646-754-1376.