New Genetic Testing Available for Hereditary Cancer

Genetics is a field that continues to evolve, over time, producing additional gene panels for testing cancer patients. More recently, new testing options for individuals with cancer and/or a family history of cancer have become available through Hoag’s Hereditary Cancer Program.

For individuals or families that have already received testing at Hoag, and results did not find a hereditary explanation, newer multigene panels may be an option.

During your visit, a genetic counselor will review multigene panel options then send for genetic testing. Genetic testing is usually performed at no cost for most individuals who were originally tested prior to August 2015. Exceptions are those with CIGNA, Regence or Federal BCBS insurance. A small fee will apply for your visit with a genetic counselor.

With any questions, or to schedule an appointment, please call 949-764-5764. Appointments are available in both Irvine and Newport Beach.