Center for Clinical Genetics
and Genomics

Online Genetics CME Seminar Series

Cancer Risk Assessment and Genetic Counseling: Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer (HBOC)

Darcy Thull provides an overview of the causes of hereditary breast and ovarian cancers, the role of a genetic counselor, and the importance of family history. Early detection and prevention strategies are also discussed.

Darcy Thull is a genetic counselor specializing in cancer risk assessment and genetic counseling.  She is an instructor in the Department of Medicine and is a mentor to genetic counseling graduate students during their clinical rotations.  Her research interests include telemedicine and hereditary cancer registries.

Ms. Thull received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Russell Sage College. She received her Master of Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.  Thull was certified in genetic counseling in 1993.  Ms. Thull has worked in several areas of genetics including prenatal, pediatrics, and connective tissue disorders before joining the UPMC Cancer Genetics Program in 2001.

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