The genetics genealogy team provide a unique service, supplying accurate and comprehensive family history research for patients who have been referred to a clinical genetics service due to a possible risk of familial cancer or other inherited genetic condition.

The determination and management of risk is dependent on the quality of the family information genetics clinicians have to work from.

Risk assessment for patients may result in gene testing, prophylactic surgery, screening appropriate to the determined risk or reassurance and discharge from the care of clinical genetics services.

For the NHS, determining more accurate genetic risk and managing it appropriately, means limited and expensive resources are used in the most effective manner

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Last updated: 21 March 2024
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