The Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania is a national leader in the field of gastrointestinal cancer genetics. Penn Medicine was one of the first in the country to establish a Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer Risk Evaluation Program.
If concerned about the risk of gastrointestinal cancer, it's important to have the best team of experts.
The GI Cancer Risk Evaluation Program at the Abramson Cancer Center has specialists nationally recognized for their expertise in cancer and genetics and can provide information, care and support to help patients throughout the entire risk evaluation program.
Penn's GI Cancer Risk team is familiar with and able to provide clinical, genetic and research services for people with concerns about the following conditions:
Those who may have an increased risk of an inherited gastrointestinal cancer include:
If a patient, or a relative of a patient is concerned about their risk for developing gastrointestinal cancer, The Gastrointestinal Cancer Risk Evaluation Program can help answer such questions as:
For more information about the program, or to download an application for the program, visit Penn Medicine’s Gastroenterology division website.
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