NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,084 terms related to cancer and medicine.
- listen (jeh-NEH-tih-sist)
- A scientist who has special training in the study of genes and heredity (the passing of genetic information from parents to their children). A medical geneticist is a doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating genetic disorders or conditions. Medical geneticists also counsel individuals and families at risk for certain genetic disorders or cancers.