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Cancer Genetics Professionals

The information below is from the NCI Cancer Genetics Services Directory.  This directory lists professionals who provide services related to cancer genetics (cancer risk assessment, genetic counseling, genetic susceptibility testing, and others). Professionals must apply to be listed in this directory and must meet certain criteria. Inclusion in this directory does not imply an endorsement by the National Cancer Institute.   For more information about the directory, see the NCI Cancer Genetics Services Directory: Description.  To search for other professionals, please see the search form.

Nancy Hanson, MS

Practice Locations
Group Health Central Hospital
Genetic Services
201 16th Avenue E
Seattle, WA 98112
ph: 206-326-2525

Genetic Counselor

Medical/Genetics Specialties

SpecialtyBoard Certified?
Genetic Counseling Yes

Member of a Team That Provides These Services

  • Patient cancer risk assessment
  • Patient genetics education
  • Genetic susceptibility testing
  • Appropriate pre- and post-test counseling and informed consent
  • Follow-up plan of care

Areas of Specialization

Family Cancer SyndromeType of Cancer
Ataxia-telangiectasia Breast, Stomach (gastric), Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Leukemias, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma 
Basal cell nevus syndrome Ovaries, Fibrosarcoma, Medulloblastoma, Basal cell 
Bloom syndrome Breast, Colon/rectum, Esophagus, Wilms tumor, Cervix, Larynx, Tongue, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Leukemias, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Basal cell, Squamous cell 
Breast/ovarian cancer, hereditary (BRCA1) Breast, Prostate, Ovaries, Fallopian tube, Primary peritoneal cavity carcinoma 
Breast/ovarian cancer, hereditary (BRCA2) Breast, Male breast, Pancreas, ACA, Prostate, Wilms tumor, Ovaries, Fallopian tube, Primary peritoneal cavity carcinoma, Leukemias 
Carney complex, types I and II Thyroid, non-medullary, Testicle, Germ cell, Acoustic neuroma 
Chordoma, familial Chordoma, Glioma 
Colon cancer, hereditary non-polyposis - Lynch syndrome Colon/rectum, Biliary, Stomach (gastric), Pancreas, ACA, Small bowel, Kidney, renal transitional, Endometrium, Ovaries, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Leukemias, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Glioma, Medulloblastoma, Sebaceous gland, Ureter 
Costello syndrome Bladder, Rhabdomyosarcoma 
Cowden syndrome Breast, Male breast, Thyroid, non-medullary, Endometrium 
Dyskeratosis congenita Esophagus, Head and Neck, Tongue, Leukemias 
Esophageal cancer with tylosis Esophagus 
Exostoses, hereditary multiple Soft tissue sarcoma, Chondrosarcomas 
Fanconi anemia Liver, hepatocellular, Wilms tumor, Cervix, Vulva, Leukemias, Medulloblastoma 
Gastric cancer, hereditary diffuse Stomach (gastric) 
Gastrointestinal stromal tumor, hereditary Gastrointestinal stroma 
Hyperparathyroidism, familial Parathyroid, Wilms tumor 
Leukemia, acute myeloid, familial Leukemias 
Leukemia, chronic lymphocytic, familial Wilms tumor, Hodgkin lymphoma, Leukemias 
Li-Fraumeni syndrome Breast, Colon/rectum, Adrenal cortical, Larynx, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Leukemias, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Lung cancer, Fibrosarcoma, Rhabdomyosarcoma, Soft tissue sarcoma, Chondrosarcomas, Osteosarcoma, Glioma, Choroid plexus, Neurofibrosarcoma 
Lymphoma, Hodgkin, familial Hodgkin lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Leukemias, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma 
Lymphoma, non-Hodgkin, familial Hodgkin lymphoma, Leukemias, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma 
Melanoma, hereditary, multiple Pancreas, ACA, Glioma, Melanoma 
Mosaic variegated aneuploidy Wilms tumor, Rhabdomyosarcoma 
Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 Carcinoid tumor, Small bowel, Adrenal cortical, Pancreas, islet cell, APUDoma, Parathyroid, Acoustic neuroma 
Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 Paraganglioma, Parathyroid, Pheochromocytoma, Thyroid, medullary, Thyroid, non-medullary 
Multiple myeloma, familial Multiple myeloma 
Neuroblastoma, hereditary Neuroblastoma 
Neurofibromatosis type 1 Breast, Carcinoid tumor, Paraganglioma, Pheochromocytoma, Wilms tumor, Leukemias, Rhabdomyosarcoma, Acoustic neuroma, Glioma, Medulloblastoma, Meningioma, Neuroblastoma, Ependymomas, Neurofibrosarcoma 
Neurofibromatosis type 2 Acoustic neuroma, Glioma, Meningioma, Ependymomas 
Nijmegen breakage syndrome Non-Hodgkin lymphoma 
Pancreatic cancer, hereditary Pancreas, ACA, Pancreas, islet cell 
Paraganglioma, hereditary Gastrointestinal stroma, Paraganglioma, Pheochromocytoma, Thyroid, non-medullary, Kidney, renal clear cell 
Peutz-Jeghers syndrome Breast, Colon/rectum, Stomach (gastric), Pancreas, ACA, Testicle, Cervix, Endometrium, Ovaries, Lung cancer 
Polyposis, MYH-associated Colon/rectum, Small bowel 
Polyposis, familial adenomatous Liver, hepatoblastoma, Colon/rectum, Pancreas, ACA, Small bowel, Pancreas, islet cell, Thyroid, non-medullary, Soft tissue sarcoma, Medulloblastoma 
Polyposis, familial juvenile Colon/rectum, Stomach (gastric), Pancreas, ACA, Small bowel 
Prostate cancer, hereditary Prostate, Glioma 
Renal cell cancer, hereditary Kidney, renal clear cell, Kidney, renal papillary, Kidney, renal transitional 
Retinoblastoma, hereditary Retinoblastoma, Lung cancer, Fibrosarcoma, Rhabdomyosarcoma, Soft tissue sarcoma, Chondrosarcomas, Osteosarcoma, Glioma, Pinealblastoma, Melanoma, Sebaceous gland 
Rothmund-Thomson syndrome Osteosarcoma 
Simpson-Golabi-Behmel syndrome Liver, hepatocellular, Liver, hepatoblastoma, Testicle, Wilms tumor, Germ cell, Neuroblastoma 
Testicular germ cell tumor, familial Testicle 
Thyroid cancer, familial medullary Thyroid, medullary 
Thyroid cancer, familial non-medullary Thyroid, non-medullary 
Tuberous sclerosis complex Thyroid, non-medullary, Kidney, renal clear cell, Kidney, renal papillary, Wilms tumor, Oncocytoma, Glioma, Ependymomas 
Von Hippel-Lindau syndrome Pancreas, ACA, Pancreas, islet cell, APUDoma, Paraganglioma, Pheochromocytoma, Kidney, renal clear cell, Soft tissue sarcoma, Endolymphatic sac 
Waldenström macroglobulinemia, familial Waldenström macroglobulinemia 
Werner syndrome Thyroid, non-medullary, Leukemias, Rhabdomyosarcoma, Soft tissue sarcoma, Osteosarcoma, Meningioma, Melanoma 
Wilms tumor, familial Wilms tumor 
Xeroderma pigmentosum Head and Neck, Tongue, Glioma, Basal cell, Melanoma, Squamous cell 

Professional Organizations
American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG)
National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC)
NSGC Special Interest Group in Cancer

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