Ellen T Matloff, C.G.C.

Research Scientist in Genetics; Director, Cancer Genetic Counseling

Research Interests

BRCA1; BRCA2; HNPCC; Hereditary cancer; Genetic patents; Genetic counseling; Genetic testing; Sexuality and cancer; Providers of genetic counseling

Selected Publications

  • Pirzadeh Miller S, Bellcross C, Robinson L, Matloff ET. Direct to Consumer Genetic Testing:Helpful, Harmful, or Pure Entertainment? Community Oncology, 2011; 8: (6) 263-268.
  • Matloff ET, Barnett RE. The Complexities of Genetic Counseling and Testing for Hereditary Colon Cancer. Semin Colon Rectal Surg, 2011; 22:95-99.
  • Campfield Bonadies D, Moyer A, Matloff ET. What I Wish I'd Known Before Surgery: BRCA Carriers' Perspectives after Bilateral Salpingo-Oophorectomy. Fam Cancer. 2011 Mar; 10 (1):79- 85.
  • Matloff ET, Barnett RE. The Growing Role for Genetic Counseling in Endocrinology, Current Opinion in Oncology, 2011; 23(1): 28–33.
  • Domchek SM, Friebel TM, Singer CF, Evans DG, Lynch HT, Isaacs C, Garber JE, Neuhausen SL, Matloff ET, Eeles R, Pichert G, van t’Veer L, Tung N, Weitzel JN, Couch FJ, Rubinstein WS, Ganz PA, Daly MB, Olopade OI, Tomlinson G, Schildkraut J, Blum JL, Rebbeck TR. Association of Risk-Reducing Surgery in BRCA1 or BRCA2 Mutation Carriers with Cancer Risk and Mortality, JAMA, 2010; 304(9): 967-975.
  • Brierley KL, Campfield D, Ducaine W, Dohany L, Donenberg T, Shannon K, Schwartz RC, Matloff ET. Errors in Delivery of Cancer Genetics Services: Implications for Practice. Connecticut Medicine, 2010; 74(7): 413-423.
  • Matloff ET, Brierley KL. The Double-Helix Derailed: The Story of the BRCA Patent. The Lancet, 2010; 376(9738): 314-315.
  • Haffty BG, Choi DH, Goyal S, Silber A, Ranier K, Matloff ET, Lee MH, Nissenblatt M, Toppmeyer D, Moran MS. Breast Cancer in Young Women (YBC): Prevalence of BRCA1/2 Mutations and Risk of Secondary Malignancies Across Diverse Racial Groups. Annals of Oncology 2009; 20(10):1653-9.
  • Matloff ET, Bober S, Barnett RE. Unraveling the Next Chapter: Sexual Development, Body Image and Sexual Functioning in Female BRCA Carriers. The Cancer Journal 2009; 15(1):15-18.
  • Matloff ET, Caplan A. Direct to Confusion: Lessons Learned from Marketing BRCA Testing. American Journal of Bioethics 2008; 6(8): 5-8.


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