Cancer Genetics Service

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The North East Thames Regional Genetics Service based at Great Ormond Street Hospital, provides risk assessment and discussion of risk management to those people with a strong (high risk) family history of cancer. Types of cancers include:

  • Breast
  • Ovarian
  • Bowel
  • Kidney
  • Endocrine
  • Unusual

Eligibility criteria


See referral guidelines under Downloads.

  • The individual being referred should be affected with cancer (unless otherwise stated).
  • All affected relatives should be on the same side of the family.
  • It is essential that all ages of diagnosis are specified in the initial referral.
  • Send a completed family history questionnaire (see Downloads) with your referral (see info about the appointment).
  • Whenever possible, send histology for cancer diagnoses with the referral.
  • All individuals from a family with a known cancer predisposition syndrome should be referred.
  • Fulfilling the referral criteria does not mean a person will be seen in the genetics clinic.

How to refer

The following clinicians can refer to this service: