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Directory of Genetic Counselors Is Available

Directory of Genetic Counselors Is Available

BETHESDA, Md--A directory of genetic counselors, physicians, geneticists, and nurses who have expertise in counseling about familial risk for cancer and testing for genetic susceptibility is available on CancerNet, an online cancer information service developed and maintained by the NCI's International Cancer Information Center (ICIC).

"The directory will help health care professionals who are increasingly in need of locating qualified cancer counseling and testing referral resources for their patients," said Susan Molloy Hubbard, RN, MPA, director of the ICIC.

Qualifications Given

The directory may be accessed by name, city, state, county, and type of cancer or cancer gene. The resource provides information on the degrees, institutional affiliations, professional licenses, and certification of the counselors. More than 200 counselors are currently listed.

The Internet URL for CancerNet is http://cancernet.nci.nih.gov. Qualified health care professionals who wish to be added to the directory may send an e-mail query to genetics@icic.nci.nih.gov, or fax a request to the Genetic Counseling Directory at 301-402-6728.

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