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

As of March 2015, we are pleased to announce our Center’s new name.  The Fisher Center’s expanded title beyond familial cancer research reflects our commitment 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.   

Since its establishment in 2006, the Fisher Center has gained local and national recognition for cutting-edge research and expertise 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).

Fisher Center members are actively engaged in research and education in hereditary cancer and clinical cancer genomics.  To reflect our expanded scope, we broadened the Center’s name to encompass these new initiatives and our comprehensive work.    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 more information about genetic counseling and testing, please call (202) 444-1061.

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.  

Contact Information for the Fisher Center

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