The Center for Clinical Cancer Genetics and Global Health at the University of Chicago Medical Center is committed to reducing the burden of cancer and other diseases within the United States and around the world. Our strategy for making a positive impact in the medical field is three-fold: Through integrating research, education and pratice we bring the brightest minds together to work towards developing life-saving treatments and diagnostic technologies so that we can offer our patients unparalled treatment in their fight against cancer.
The Cancer Risk Clinic within the Center works with individuals and families who may be at an increased risk of cancer. Our team of expert physicians, genetic counselors, and staff use laboratory and clinical methods to assess cancer risk of patients and their family members and then offer strategies to help reduce their risk.
Our research program takes a multidisciplinary approach to studying cancer genetics of people from various racial and ethnic backgrounds across the globe. Focusing in both clinical and basic science research, our ultimate goal is to increase the speed at which laboratory research is translated into healthcare practices that directly benefit people, especially those populations that suffer from a disproportionate burden of cancer.
We welcome and encourage undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and physicians from the United States and abroad to come train with our clinicians and researchers at the University of Chicago.