Smilow Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program

The goals of the Smilow Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program are to provide a multidisciplinary, comprehensive approach to the care of patients at increased risk of cancer, to make new research advances in the field, and to improve awareness about cancer risk and prevention through education and community outreach.    


Our aims are: 

  • Clinical: Provide patient-centered care and foster collaboration amongst healthcare providers.
  • Research: Advance the field of cancer genetics, risk prediction and prevention, and related treatment options
  • Education: Provide clinical/didactic experiences for genetic counseling students, medical students, residents, fellows, and other providers
  • Community Outreach: Promote awareness of hereditary cancer risk and provide broad-based education about cancer prevention options


Our Program is a component of Yale Cancer Center, a comprehensive cancer center designated by the National Cancer Institute.