Directory of Genetic Counselors Is Available

July 1, 1997
Oncology NEWS International, Oncology NEWS International Vol 6 No 7, Volume 6, Issue 7

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).

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

"The directory will help health care professionals who are increasinglyin need of locating qualified cancer counseling and testing referral resourcesfor their patients," said Susan Molloy Hubbard, RN, MPA, directorof the ICIC.

Qualifications Given

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

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

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