Cancer Genetics Clinic :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Cancer Genetics Clinic


At Nationwide Children’s, a multidisciplinary team has developed an approach to provide a personalized screening and treatment that helps identify children who may have a condition or family history that increases their chance of receiving a cancer diagnosis.

Because of the individualized factors involved in cancer risk, screening, and treatment, we work to develop unique treatment and monitoring plans for each patient and their family so we can help your patients stay healthy long into the future.

This approach allows our Hematology/Oncology/BMT team to:

  1. Identify patients at risk for inherited cancer predisposition.
  2. Offer genetic risk assessment, counseling and testing when appropriate.
  3. Develop individualized surveillance and management plans.
  4. Provide a venue for discussing targeted therapies (available clinically or on a research basis).
  5. Offer specialized psychosocial consultation to address the family impact of genetic testing and hereditary cancer.

Diagnoses Seen in the Cancer Genetics Clinic

  • Ataxia Telangiectasia
  • Beckwith-Wiedeman syndrome
  • Bloom syndrome
  • Carney complex
  • Constitutional mismatch repair deficiency
  • DICER1 syndrome
  • Familial adenomatous polyposis
  • Familial paraganglioma/pheochromocytoma syndrome
  • Gorlin syndrome/Basal cell nevoid carcinoma syndrome
  • Hereditary melanoma
  • Hereditary neuroblastoma
  • Hyperparathyroid-jaw tumor syndrome
  • Li-Fraumeni syndrome
  • Lynch Syndrome
  • Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 syndrome
  • Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 syndrome
  • Neurofibromatosis type 1
  • Neurofibromatosis type 2
  • Nijmegen breakage syndrome
  • Noonan syndrome/Rasopathies
  • Peutz Jeghers syndrome
  • PTEN Hamartoma Syndrome
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Rhabdoid tumor predisposition syndrome
  • Von Hippel Lindau syndrome
  • Wilms tumor syndromes
  • Concern for cancer predisposition based on family or personal history


Patient Resources

Read more about predispositions to cancer from Dr. Susan Vear's 700 Children's Blog "Understanding Genetic Predisposition to Cancer"

Referral Information for Physicians

Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000