Utah Cancer Control Program A Unified Cancer Prevention Approach

Genomics


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Approximately 40% of the population will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lifetime. Some people are more likely to develop certain types of cancer than others due to changes in their DNA and genetic makeup. People may better understand their risk of developing cancer by utilizing genetic counseling and testing where appropriate.

The Utah Department of Health Utah Cancer Control Program (UCCP) receives grant funding to increase the use of family health history, genetic counseling, testing, and risk management services for BRCA1/2 and Lynch Syndrome mutations. These mutations can greatly increase a person's risk of breast, ovarian, colorectal or uterine cancers.

The UCCP is focusing on education, surveillance, and policy/systems change related to mutations in order to help people understand their risk.

To locate genetic counselors in your area, please click here.

For more information about Utah's efforts, please contact Heather Sarin at hsarin@utah.gov.