UCSF seminar on genetic risks for National Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

By Nancy Chan

WHAT: The UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center will host a special seminar on the risk of uterine and ovarian cancer as it relates to family history and genetic make-up. The seminar, “Uterine and Ovarian Cancers: Lessons Learned from the Family Tree,” is taking place as part of September’s National Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month.

With knowledge of cancer genetics rapidly expanding, there are implications for all aspects of cancer management, including prevention, screening and treatment. Information will be presented on how women can determine if they are at risk for gynecologic cancers, the prevalence and characteristics of cancer-predisposing mutations, known modifiers of genetic risk, opportunities and outcomes of genetic counseling and testing and interventions for people with increased cancer risk resulting from inherited predisposition.

WHO: UCSF gynecologic oncologists Lee-may Chen, MD, and Bethan Powell, MD,and genetic counselor Nicola Stewart from the UCSF Cancer Risk Program.

WHEN: Monday, Sept. 18 from 5-7 p.m.

WHERE: UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center
1600 Divisidero, 3rd Floor, Room H3805

HOW: The seminar is free to the public. For more information and to register, contact the Cancer Resource Center at
(415) 885-3693.