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.

  • Becky Althaus, BS, MS, PhD

    Practice Locations
    Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas
    Margot Perot Building
    8160 Walnut Hill Lane
    Dallas, TX 75231
    ph: 214-345-6793

    Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center
    Collins 615.4
    3535 Worth Street
    Dallas, TX 75246
    ph: 214-820-7338

    East Texas Medical Center Cancer Institute
    721 Clinic Drive
    Tyler, TX 75701
    ph: 903-535-6323
    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
    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 
    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 
    Cowden syndrome Breast, Male breast, Thyroid, non-medullary, Endometrium 
    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 
    Polyposis, familial adenomatous Liver, hepatoblastoma, Colon/rectum, Pancreas, ACA, Small bowel, Pancreas, islet cell, Thyroid, non-medullary, Soft tissue sarcoma, Medulloblastoma 
    Professional Organizations
    American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG)
    International Society of Nurses in Genetics (ISONG)
    NSGC Special Interest Group in Cancer
    National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC)
    ONS Cancer Genetics Special Interest Group
    Oncology Nursing Society (ONS)