Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) is one of only a few cancer centers in the nation with a Hematologic Malignancy Genetics Clinic. This clinic offers personalized risk assessment and follow-up care for adult patients and family members who may be at increased risk for developing blood-related (hematologic) malignancies due to an underlying genetic cause.
To schedule an appointment with the SCCA Hematologic Malignancy Genetics Clinic, call (855) 557-0555.
Who is at risk?
You may be at risk for an inherited hematologic malignancy if any of these is true:
- You have a personal or family history of long-standing blood-count abnormalities of unknown cause.
- You have a personal history of a blood cancer and one or more close relatives with blood cancer.
- You were diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) or acute myeloid leukemia (AML) before age 45.
- You have a known familial marrow failure syndrome or an inherited predisposition to hematologic malignancy, such as:
- Familial platelet disorder with propensity to myeloid malignancies (such as RUNX1 mutation)
- Familial MDS/AML (such as GATA2 mutation)
- Other known familial MDS/acute leukemia predisposition syndrome
- Telomere biology disorder or other inherited bone marrow failure condition (such as Diamond-Blackfan anemia or Shwachman-Diamond syndrome)
What happens at a visit?
A visit to our Hematologic Malignancy Genetics Clinic includes these services:
- Cancer risk assessment and genetic testing
- Cancer prevention counseling and strategies
- Evaluation to inform optimal hematopoietic cell transplant donor selection and preparatory regimen
- Long-term follow-up
Who is on the team?
The clinic is staffed by: