The Jess and Mildred Fisher Center For Hereditary Cancer and Clinical Genomics Research

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Since its establishment in 2006, the Fisher Center, located in the heart of Washington, D.C., has gained local and national recognition for cutting-edge research and education in the field of cancer genetic counseling and testing. As the Fisher Center has matured, the field of cancer genomics has grown to encompass the study of thousands of genes and how they interact with the environment to cause disease.  These advances have led to personalized treatments based not only on an individual’s hereditary cancer risks, but also on his or her tumor genomic profile (which assesses non-hereditary mutations). The Fisher Center is committed to leveraging advancements in genomic medicine to improve the medical and quality of life outcomes of women and men with or at increased risk for cancer.  

Fisher Center members are actively engaged in research and education in hereditary cancer and clinical cancer genomics. We look forward to working together with our community of colleagues, research participants, and students to fulfill the mission and vision of the Fisher Center for Hereditary Cancer and Clinical Genomics.  

To learn about the current studies that are underway in the Fisher Center, click on the Research tab on the left of your screen and select Current Studies.


Clinical Genetic Counseling and Testing

If you have a personal or family history of cancer and would like to make an appointment for genetic counseling/testing, please call (202) 444-0023, email GUH-LombardiGenetics@medstar.net or visit our website.

See our Genetic Counseling and Testing in Washington, DC page for more information.

Contact Information for the Fisher Center

3300 Whitehaven Street, NW
Suite 4100
Washington, DC 20007-2401
Fax: (202) 687-8444
E-mail: fisher.research@georgetown.edu


Updated on 8/26/2020