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Lisa Madlensky, PhD

Professor, Molecular Genetics – University of California San Diego, California, USA

Lisa Madlensky is Professor, Division of Medical Genetics, Department of Medicine at the University of California San Diego and Program Director, Family Cancer Genetics Program at Moores UCSD Cancer Center. Dr. Madlensky has provided cancer genetic counseling services for over 20 years. She has practiced in the United States and Canada and was a founding member of the Familial Cancer Risk group of the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC), establishing cancer genetic counseling as a sub-specialty. Clinical research themes include clinical genetic testing and follow-up for families with familial cancer risk, the public health implications of cancer genetic testing, quality of life in those at increased risk of cancer, the integration of cancer risk assessment into family practice, and family-level cancer prevention. She also studies the impact of direct-to-consumer genetic testing and the relationship between germline and somatic mutations in cancer.

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