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 Description of NCI Cancer Genetics Services Directory.  To search for other professionals, please see the search form.

  • Mary J. Ahrens, MS

    Practice Locations
    University of Minnesota Health Cancer Care
    Cancer Risk Management Program
    MMC #485
    420 Delaware Street South East
    Minneapolis, MN 55455
    ph: 612-625-2134

    Fairview Southdale Breast Center at University of Minnesota Health
    Southdale Cancer Care Center
    Suite 610
    6363 France Avenue South
    Edina, MN 55435
    ph: 952-836-3645

    Cancer Care at Fairview Ridges Hospital
    14101 Fairview Drive
    Burnsville, MN 55337
    ph: 952 460 4074
    Genetic Counselor
    Medical/Genetics Specialties
    SpecialtyBoard Certified?
    Genetic Counseling Yes
    Member of a Team That Provides These Services
    • Appropriate pre- and post-test counseling and informed consent
    • Follow-up plan of care
    • Genetic susceptibility testing
    • Patient cancer risk assessment
    • Patient genetics education
    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 
    Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome Kidney, renal clear cell, Kidney, renal papillary, Oncocytoma 
    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 
    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 
    Esophageal cancer with tylosis Esophagus 
    Fanconi anemia Liver, hepatocellular, Wilms tumor, Cervix, Vulva, Leukemias, Medulloblastoma 
    Gastric cancer, hereditary diffuse Stomach (gastric) 
    Gastrointestinal stromal tumor, hereditary Gastrointestinal stroma 
    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 
    Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 Carcinoid tumor, Small bowel, Adrenal cortical, APUDoma, Pancreas, islet cell, Parathyroid, Acoustic neuroma 
    Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 Thyroid, medullary, Paraganglioma, Parathyroid, Pheochromocytoma, 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 
    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 
    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, APUDoma, Pancreas, islet cell, Paraganglioma, Pheochromocytoma, Kidney, renal clear cell, Soft tissue sarcoma, Endolymphatic sac 
    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
    National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC)