Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) is one of only a few cancer centers in the nation to offer a Hematologic Malignancy Genetics Clinic. This program offers personalized risk assessment and follow-up care for adult patients and family members who may be at increased risk for developing hematologic malignancies due to an underlying genetic cause.
To schedule an appointment with the SCCA Hematologic Malignancy Genetics Clinic, call (855) 557-0555.
Patients at risk for an inherited hematologic malignancy fit one of the following criteria:
- Have a personal or family history of long-standing blood count abnormalities of unknown cause
- Have a personal history of a blood cancer with close relative(s) who also have blood cancers
- Were diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) or acute myeloid leukemia (AML) before the age of 45
- Have a known familial marrow failure syndrome or an inherited predisposition to hematologic malignancy such as:
- Familial platelet disorder with propensity to myeloid malignancies (e.g., RUNX1 mutation)
- Familial MDS/AML (e.g., GATA2 mutation)
- Other known familial MDS/acute leukemia predisposition syndrome
- Telomere biology disorder or other inherited bone marrow failure condition (e.g., Diamond Blackfan anemia, Shwachman Diamond Syndrome)
- Have been referred to our clinic for evaluation by their provider
A visit to our hematologic malignancy genetics clinic includes the following services:
- Cancer risk assessment and genetic testing
- Cancer prevention counseling and strategies
- Evaluation to inform optimal hematopoietic stem cell transplant donor selection and preparatory regimen
- Long-term follow-up
The clinic is staffed by hematologist Siobán Keel, MD, hematology nurse Amanda Weatherford, MS, RN, OCN, genetic counselor Mercy Laurino, MS, CGC, PhD and medical geneticist Marshall Horwitz, MD, PhD.