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Hereditary Cancer Clinic

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The Hereditary Cancer Clinic is part of the Eastern Ontario Regional Genetics Program and is located at CHEO. We specialize in the assessment of children, adults, and families with familial or hereditary forms of cancer predisposition. We offer genetic counselling, and genetic testing services if indicated. Through partnership with the Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP) we also provide women with a personal or family history of breast and/or ovarian cancer a personalized breast cancer risk assessment.

Our goal is to identify individuals and families who may be at an increased risk of developing specific types of cancer and to inform them about the appropriate prevention and screening recommendations available.

Who are we?

Our services are provided by a team consisting of specialized genetic counsellors, geneticists and 2 dedicated administrative staff.


Please complete the Hereditary Cancer Referral Form and mail or fax to: 

Regional Genetics Program, CHEO
401 Smyth Road
Ottawa, ON K1H 8L1
Fax: 613-738-4822

Important information to include in your referral:

  1. Physician’s full name and phone number.
  2. Physician’s number
  3. Patient’s name, address, and phone number.
  4. Relevant family history (i.e. who is affected, exactly how they are related to the patient).
  5. Appropriate medical records (i.e., pathology reports, test results) of the patient and/or affected relatives.

We accept referrals from any physician or through the OBSP. Eligibility criteria for referral as well as referral forms are provided in the links below.

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