Our Genetic Programs

UI Health has several comprehensive genetic programs that help patients understand their risks for certain abnormalities, diseases, and cancer, and make informed decisions about their healthcare.

Hereditary Cancer Program

The Hereditary Cancer Program at UI Health provides patients with the opportunity to receive risk estimates based on their personal and family history of cancer and other diseases. The Hereditary Cancer Program offers advanced genetic testing to detect inherited factors and gene mutations that increase your risk for developing certain types of cancers, including gynecological, endocrine, and skin cancers. Our genetic cancer programs include:

Hereditary Cancer Program
The Hereditary Cancer Program provides cancer risk assessments, genetic counseling, education, and prevention strategies for individuals who have had close family members diagnosed with a type of breast or other cancer.

GI Cancer Prevention Program
The GI & Endoscopy Lab offers personalized risk assessment and individual care to patients of all ages who are at an increased risk for colorectal cancers because of a family cancer history. About 10% of the population is thought to be at increased risk and may benefit from earlier or more extensive screening strategies.

Our Location
Outpatient Care Center, Suite 1E
1818 W. Taylor St.
Chicago, IL 60612

Monday, Thursday, Friday: 8:30 am – 3 pm

For more information, or to schedule an appointment at the Hereditary Cancer Program, please call 312.355.3248.

Prenatal Genetic Clinic
The Family Birth Place at UI Health offers genetic testing to check for congenital anomalies and heritable diseases. Our counselors will help you understand the reasons for testing and ensure you understand what the results mean and what treatment options are available. 

Cardiovascular Genetics Program
The Cardiovascular Genetics Program at UI Health was established to provide advanced care for patients and families who are suspected of having an inherited heart disease. We offer a comprehensive risk assessment and advanced treatment and counseling for individuals and family members both diagnosed with or at risk for inherited forms of heart disease.

Craniofacial Genetic Counseling
UI Health's Craniofacial Center provides services delivered by board-certified genetic counselors. These healthcare providers are specially trained in assessing the genetic contribution to various health conditions, including cleft lips and palates. Genetic counselors can help a child's family understand the causes of the birth condition and discuss the potential risks of other family members developing a similar condition.