"Empowering Families With Hereditary Cancers Through Communication and Education"

Helping Families Now:

We help families by providing free education, support and help finding early detection and genetics services

 

News:

September 2016 NCCN Guidelines Give Gene Screening Recommendations
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) releases guidelines for physicians and providers to refer to with diagnosis and treating cancer. [...]

Introducing the PHACT Study: Population Health and Cancer Testing in Bay Area
There are a percentage of individuals in the San Francisco Bay Area who may be carrying disease-causing mutations in their [...]

New MisMatch Repair Gene (MSH3) Found to Cause Colorectal Polyposis and Cancer
A recent study found that mutations mismatch repair gene, MSH3, have been found to cause colon polyps and colon cancer. Researchers found [...]

Patient Stories:

BearMom_sm1 Barri Babow

Barri Babow was not surprised to learn she had cancer. Describing her reaction to her 2010 diagnosis with triple-negative breast [...]

Asple_tb Fiona Asple

For Fiona Asple, choosing to undergo genetic counseling and testing to determine if she carried the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genetic [...]

Selena-100x117 Selena Martinez

Lynch Syndrome: A Family Affair When 27-year-old Selena Martinez was told she had Lynch syndrome — a genetic disease that [...]

Podcasts:

Webcast On What You Need to Know About Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome
UCSF Kintalk and Cancer Connect teamed up to give you a brief overview on what Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer [...]

Lynch Syndrome Webcast
An overview of Lynch syndrome that includes what the hereditary syndrome is, how it is inherited, how to find out [...]

Nutrition for Cancer Prevention and Hereditary Cancer
Kintalk specialist speaks with UCSF registered dietitian, Greta Macaire about diet and exercise’s impact on a person’s risk for cancer. "We work [...]

 

Patient Testimonials:

"What an absolutely wonderful resource for those of us with Lynch syndrome and our families. A big thanks to UCSF for caring and instituting a great communication resource for us."
"Thank you. Your response was the motivation that prompted me to bring the issue up to my Oncologist. In turn he, my Oncologist, is in the process of finding me a another Colorectal Surgeon to consult with. Thank you, again. I am so glad that I found" KINTALK@UCSF!!
"Thank you Megan and Dr. Berger for the fantastic Podcast about skin issues related to Lynch Syndrome. I now feel I can approach my dermatologist with background knowledge, technical terms and descriptions (as well as the Podcast link!!)"