The Cancer Genetics Program (CGP) is a collaborative effort between the London Regional Cancer Program (LRCP) and London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC). The program offers genetic counselling and testing for families at risk for inherited forms of breast, ovarian or colorectal cancer. Most of these cancers occur randomly, however, a small number of cases (5 -10%) are linked to a strong family history of cancer. These cancers may be the result of identifiable gene mutations.
The following services are available to individuals and families:
- Genetic counselling
Genetic testing is performed through the Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory at LHSC. CGP is involved in research studies of the Ontario Cancer Genetics Network - (OCGN).
Located at LRCP, the Cancer Genetics Program is funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Staff includes genetic counsellors, geneticists, molecular biologists and support staff.
Referrals to the Cancer Genetics Clinc
A doctor can refer patients with or without cancer, who are considered to be at-risk for an inherited cancer to the Cancer Genetics Clinic by calling 519-685-8727 or faxing your request to 519-685-8005. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.
Cancer Genetics Referral Form (pdf)
A patient support group has been formed to provide emotional support for individuals and families. The support group meets on the the fourth Tuesday of the month and are held at Wellspring, 231 Hyman St. London, On. N6A 1N6. For more information please call 519-666-3606 or 519-685-1779.
Meetings consist of group discussion as well as occasional guest speakers.
Maps & Directions
The Cancer Genetics Clinic is located at:
London Health Sciences Centre
London Regional Cancer Program
Zone B Level 5
800 Commissioners Road East
The Cancer Genetics Program is in Zone B on the detailed map of Victoria Hospital.