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Clinical Cancer


Director, Cancer Genetics Education Program
Clinical Assistant Professor
Division of Clinical Cancer Genetics
City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center


Direct to Consumer Genetic Testing: What You and Your Patients Need to Know
Genetic Cancer Risk Counseling Strategies
Genetic Cancer Risk Assessment: Who Should Be Tested?
Breast Cancer Risk Assessment
Outsmarting Cancer: Is Genetic Testing for Your Patient?
Documenting the Family Health History: A primer for healthcare professionals
Documenting the Family History of Cancer: What you and your patients need to know
Basic Genetics/Genomics: A primer for healthcare providers
The Basic Science of Cancer Genetics
Promoting Cancer Prevention through Genetic/Genomic Cancer Risk Assessment
Personalized Medicine in the Genomic Era: What You and Your Patients Need to Know
Genetic Cancer Risk Assessment and Your Practice: Personalized Medicine in the Genomics Era
Hereditary Cancer Predisposition in Jewish Populations
Identifying and Managing Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Patients
Identifying and Managing Hereditary Gastrointestinal Cancer Syndromes
Breast, Ovarian, and Colorectal Cancer: The Benefits and Limitations of Genetic Testing and Risk Management in Clinical Care
Identifying and Managing Patients with Hereditary Endocrine Neoplasias
Pediatric Cancer Syndromes
Genodermatoses: Hereditary Melanoma and Other Cancer Syndromes with Cutaneous Manifestations
Applications and Limitations of Next-Generation Sequence Testing in the Genomics Era
Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues in the Genomics Era

Biography: Kathleen R. Blazer, Ed.D. M.S., L.C.G.C. is Clinical Assistant Professor of the City of Hope Department of Populations Sciences, Associate Director of the City of Hope Cancer Genetics Education Program (CGEP), and a bilingual (English/Spanish) licensed, board-certified cancer risk genetic counselor in the City of Hope Division of Clinical Cancer Genetics. She has worked in the development, administration and assessment of the federal grant funded initiatives of the CGEP (a multifaceted cancer genetics education and training initiative for physicians and other health care professionals) since joining the division in 1998. Dr. Blazer has first-authored a number of peer-reviewed publications reporting the development and outcomes of the professional education and training research initiatives conducted by the CGEP. The outcomes and theoretical framework of her doctoral research in distance training for cancer genetics serve as the cornerstone of a Global Clinical Cancer Genetics Community of Practice (CCGCoP) initiative that includes outreach across Latin America. Dr. Blazers clinical responsibilities include providing pro-bono bilingual cancer risk assessment and genetic counseling services to underserved Latino families through a compassionate-funded outreach program established by the Division of Clinical Cancer Genetics. Dr. Blazer is a member of the American Society of Human Genetics, the National Society of Genetic Counselors, the American Association of Cancer Education, and the Advisory Board of the Physicians Data Query of the National Cancer Institute.
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