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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax a request to the Genetic
Counseling Directory at 301-402-6728.