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Rachelle Manookian

Rachelle Manookian, M.S., L.C.G.C.

Cancer Risk Counselor, Division of Clinical Cancer Genomics
Clinical Expertise
  • Clinical Cancer Genomics
  • Hereditary Cancers
Research Focus
  • Cancer Genetics
Other Languages Spoken
  • Armenian
  • Spanish
Rachelle Manookian, M.S., L.C.G.C., is a board-certified genetic counselor specializing in cancer genetics. She has an M.S. in genetic counseling from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and a B.S. in biological sciences with a focus in neurobiology from University of California Irvine, as well as minors in Spanish literature and cognitive psychology.
 
Manookian joined City of Hope’s Division of Clinical Cancer Genomics in April 2019. Prior to City of Hope, she was a general adult genetic counselor at the Greater Los Angeles VA Medical Center, where she served veterans across four VA hospitals in Southern California.
 
Every summer, Manookian volunteers as a one-on-one counselor at Camp Sunshine during their Fanconi Anemia week. She has previous experience volunteering with victims of domestic violence, and is a California state certified domestic violence advocate. She also has special interests in education and bioethics, and her past research investigated the intersection of disability advocacy groups and prenatal genetic counseling sessions.

Locations

City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1500 East Duarte Road

Duarte, CA 91010

PRESENTATIONS
 
“Drawing Ethical Conclusions: Should disability advocacy groups affect prenatal genetic counseling sessions?” (2017, June). Genomics and Society: Expanding the ELSI Universe, 4th Annual ELSI Congress, Farmington, CT. 
 
"Familial Adenomatous Polyposis: Case report and considerations for genetic testing in children." (2017, January). Case Conference, Department of Genetics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY.
 
“Miller-Dieker syndrome: Particularity of genotype-phenotype correlation." (2016, December). Case Conference, Department of Genetics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY.
 
“Cost-effectiveness of routine screening for Lynch syndrome in colorectal cancer patients up to 70 years of age.” (2016, October). Department of Genetics Journal Club, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY.
 
“Association between polymorphisms in xenobiotic detoxification-related genes with prognosis of epithelial ovarian cancer." (2016, September). Department of Genetics Journal Club, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY.
 
“Case report: Homozygous MEFV mutation in a case of familial Mediterranean fever." (2016, August). Case Conference, Department of Genetics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY.
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