The Division of Clinical Cancer Genetics at City of Hope offers educational courses and self-teaching tools for professionals in the fields of cancer and cancer genetics. This Cancer Genetics Education Program (CGEP) is supported in part by funding from the NCI (IRC4CA153828-01 and IR25CA112486).
Dramatic advances in our understanding of the genetic basis for cancer have led to the development of new technologies and tools for genetic cancer risk assessment. The Cancer Genetics Education Program at City of Hope offers a series of comprehensive learning tools designed to enhance the education of primary care physicians and clinical oncology professionals on the topics of cancer genetics and cancer risk assessment, and their application to patient care. Through a series of educational courses, workshops, seminars, newsletters and a direct, interactive electronic communications network, professionals can be tutored in the latest information on cancer molecular genetics, the fundamentals of obtaining an adequate family history, understanding genetic cancer risk assessment, ethical and legal complexities of genetic testing, and other current/timely topics.