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



How to Find a Genetic Counselor
A genetic counselor is an integral part of the healthcare team, especially when dealing with a hereditary cancer syndrome. Sometimes [...]

Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis in Mutation Carriers

This article was just published in the Journal of Genetic Counseling, and I wanted to hear everyone's opinions and experiences [...]

Lynch Syndrome Gets a Shout Out on Good Morning America
Thank you to one of the KinTalk members for bringing this to my attention. Lynch syndrome and early onset colorectal [...]

Patient Stories:

Barri Babow

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

Fiona Asple

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

Selena Martinez

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


Colonoscopy: The Who, The Why and The How Often
By Christina Pedley, MS, LCGC Genetic Counselor at UCSF Family history information and genetic testing can help us determine how [...]

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 [...]


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!!)"