The Jess and Mildred Fisher Center For Familial Cancer Research

The mission of the Jess and Mildred Fisher Center for Familial Cancer Research, established in August 2006, is to conduct state-of-the-art research on the prevention, treatment and management of familial cancers in order to improve the medical and quality of life outcomes of women and men at risk for cancer.  In addition, the Center is committed to research aimed at identifying and integrating genomic information to provide more precise and individually tailored cancer risk estimates and therapies.

Clinical Genetic Counseling and Testing 

If you have a personal or family history of cancer and would like more information about genetic counseling and testing, please call (202) 444-2223.

For Women and Men Who Have Tested Positive for a BRCA1 or BRCA2 Mutation

To see our Spring 2014 newsletter designed just for you, click here.  

PROMPT:  Prospective Registry of MultiPlex Testing

This national and international online research registry is for patients and families who:

  • Have had multiplex genetic testing -- a newer form of testing that looks for mutations in several genes all at once
  • Have a harmful genetic change or uncertain variant which may be linked to an increased risk of cancer

The Fisher Center directors and genetic counselors are actively involved in PROMPT, which is supported by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Contact information for the Fisher Center

3300 Whitehaven Street, NW
Suite 4100
Washington, DC 20007-2401
Fax: (202) 687-8444
E-mail us here.