Cancer Genetic Services

Resource to find local cancer genetics experts.

Finding a cancer genetics specialist

Genetic counselors, clinical geneticists and nurse specialists in genetics may be available in your institution, or you may need to contact someone elsewhere. You can find genetics specialists through:

It can sometimes be challenging to find a genetics expert locally. There are some opportunities available for telecounseling through academic institutions and private businesses. In some cases, insurance companies will pay for these services.

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Maine resources

Maine Genetics Professionals

Androscoggin County

Central Maine Medical Center (Lewiston, ME)
The Central Maine Comprehensive Cancer Center provides assessment for individuals and families at risk for a variety of hereditary cancer syndromes.

12 High Street, Lewiston, ME
Phone: (207) 795-2935 | Fax: (207) 795-2319

  • Services offered: comprehensive cancer risk assessment, evaluation and genetic counseling
  • Cancer indications and syndromes seen: all
  • Staffing: board-certified genetic counselors from Massachusetts General Hospital meeting either via telemedicine or in person
  • Access to high-risk services: refer and coordinate within and outside of hospital system as necessary

Cumberland County

Cancer Risk & Prevention Clinic Maine Medical Center (Scarborough, ME)
The Cancer Risk and Prevention Clinic provides a family history evaluation and genetic risk assessment for individuals and families primarily in Maine and parts of New Hampshire.

100 Campus Drive, Suite 121, Scarborough, ME 04074
Phone: (207) 396-7788 | Fax: (207) 396-8500

  • Services offered: comprehensive cancer risk assessment, evaluation and genetic counseling
  • Cancer indications and syndromes seen: all
  • Staffing: board-certified genetic counselor, medical oncologist with expertise in cancer genetics. Other providers include two additional genetic counselors and a surgeon with interest in cancer genetics
  • Access to high-risk services: refer and coordinate within hospital system as necessary
  • Other: Staffs MaineGeneral Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital telegenetics clinics. See below for additional information.

Mercy Hospital Oncology-Hematology Center (Portland, ME)
Mercy Hospital Oncology-Hematology Center provides assessment for individuals and families at risk for a variety of hereditary cancer syndromes.

195 Fore River Parkway, Suite 360, Portland, ME 04102
Phone: (207) 553-6868 | Fax: (207) 553-6899   

  • Services offered: comprehensive cancer risk assessment, evaluation and genetic counseling
  • Cancer indications and syndromes seen: all

New England Cancer Specialists (Scarborough, Brunswick, and Kennebunk, ME)
Cancer genetic counseling and risk assessment available through the private medical group New England Cancer Specialists.

100 Campus Drive, Suite 108, Scarborough, ME 
Phone: (207) 396-7926 | Fax: (207) 396-7610

81 Medical Center Drive, Suite 1300G, Brunswick, ME 04011 
Phone: (207) 729-1148 | Fax: (207) 729-2789 

  • Services offered: comprehensive cancer risk assessment, evaluation and genetic counseling
  • Cancer indications and syndromes seen: all
  • Staffing: board-certified genetic counselor
  • Access to high-risk services: refer and coordinate within and outside of hospital system as necessary
  • Other:  Genetic counseling services at the Scarborough location are available only to patients of the New England Cancer Specialists medical group. Genetic counseling services at the other locations are available to any patient.

Kennebec County

Telegenetics at MaineGeneral Medical Center (Augusta, ME)
MaineGeneral Medical Center offers telegenetic services videoconferencing with Maine Medical Center’s cancer genetic specialists.

361 Old Belgrade Road, Augusta, ME 04330

  • Services offered: comprehensive cancer risk assessment, evaluation, and genetic counseling
  • Cancer indications and syndromes seen: all
  • Staffing: videoconferencing with a genetic counselor and medical oncologist with expertise in cancer genetics
  • Access to high-risk services: refer and coordinate within and outside of hospital system as necessary
  • Referrals and scheduling can occur within the MaineGeneral Medical Center system or by calling Maine Medical Center at (207) 396-8500
  • Other: Offering three clinics per month

Penobscot County

Eastern Maine Medical Center – Cancer Risk Counseling Clinic (Bangor, ME)
The Cancer Risk Counseling Clinic provides assessment for individuals and families at risk for a variety of hereditary cancer syndromes.

Lafayette Family Cancer Center, 33 Whiting Hill Road, Brewer, ME 04412 
Phone: (207) 973-7476 for referrals and questions | Fax:  (207) 973-5822

  • Services offered: comprehensive cancer risk assessment, evaluation and genetic counseling
  • Cancer indications and syndromes seen: all
  • Staffing: board-certified medical geneticist, board-certified genetic counselors from Dana Farber Cancer Institute via telemedicine
  • Access to high-risk services: refer and coordinate within and outside of hospital system as necessary 

York County

Southern Maine Health Care Cancer Care and Blood Disorders (Biddeford and Sanford, ME)
The SMHC Cancer Care and Blood Disorders provides a family history evaluation and genetic risk assessment for individuals at risk for a variety of hereditary cancer syndromes.

26 West Cole Road, Suite 102, Biddeford, ME 04005
Phone: (207) 294-5800 | Fax: (207) 294-5801

27 Industrial Ave, Sanford, ME 04073
Phone: (207) 459-1666 | Fax: (207) 459-1667

  • Services offered: comprehensive cancer risk assessment, evaluation and genetic counseling
  • Cancer indications and syndromes seen: all
  • Staffing: board-certified genetic counselor, two medical oncologists
  • Access to high-risk services: refer and coordinate within hospital system as necessary

New England Cancer Specialists (Scarborough, Brunswick, and Kennebunk, ME)
Cancer genetic counseling and risk assessment available through the private medical group New England Cancer Specialists.

2 Independence Dr., Kennebunk, ME 04043
Phone (207) 985-0008 | Fax: (207) 985-9820

  • Services offered: comprehensive cancer risk assessment, evaluation and genetic counseling
  • Cancer indications and syndromes seen: all
  • Staffing: board-certified genetic counselor
  • Access to high-risk services: refer and coordinate within and outside of hospital system as necessary

Waldo County

Telegenetics at Waldo County General Hospital (Belfast, ME)
Waldo County General Hospital offers telegenetic services videoconferencing with Maine Medical Center’s cancer genetic specialists.

  • Services offered: comprehensive cancer risk assessment, evaluation, and genetic counseling
  • Cancer indications and syndromes seen: all
  • Staffing: nurse facilitates evaluation in-person; videoconferencing with a genetic counselor and medical oncologist with expertise in cancer genetics
  • Access to high-risk services: refer and coordinate within and outside of hospital system as necessary Referrals and scheduling can occur within the Waldo County General Hospital system or by calling Maine Medical Center at (207) 396-8500
  • Other: Offering one clinic per month

Maine Genetics Program

The Maine Genetics Program (MGP) is a statewide program that provides grants to agencies to ensure the availability of comprehensive genetic services for the citizens of Maine. Services include risk assessment, laboratory and clinical diagnosis, counseling, case management and referral, and education and training to providers and consumers. 

 Contact Ellie Mulcahy for more information.

Screening Programs

Information about Maine screening programs for breast, cervical and colon cancer can be found at www.screenmaine.org

  • Maine CDC Breast and Cervical Health Program (MBCHP)

    MBCHP provides provide breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnosis services to underserved women. The program pays for an office visit to screen for breast or cervical cancer and screening mammograms at participating locations.  It also covers limited diagnostic or follow-up services for qualifying patients.

  • Maine CDC Colorectal Cancer Control Program
    This program provides no-cost screening services for Mainers who do not have health insurance or who have health insurance that does not pay for colonoscopies and meet certain requirements.

Connecticut genetics professionals

Bennett Cancer Center (Stamford, CT)

Stamford Hospital
30 Shelburne Road
Stamford, CT 06902
Phone: (203) 276‐7693
Fax: (203) 276-7906

Hartford Healthcare Cancer Institute (multiple locations)

Helen & Harry Gray Cancer Center at Hartford Hospital (Hartford, CT)
80 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT 06102
Phone: (860) 972-6000
Fax: (860) 545-1118

The Hospital of Central Connecticut (New Britain, CT)
183 North Mountain Road
New Britain, CT 06053
Phone:   (860) 972-6000
Fax: (860)545-1118

Midstate Medical Center (Meriden, CT)
435 Lewis Avenue
Meriden, CT 06451
Phone: (860) 972-6000
Fax: (860) 545-1118

Middlesex Hospital Cancer Center (Middletown, CT)

540 Saybrook Rd., Ste 280
Middletown, CT 06457
Phone: (860) 358-2082
Fax: (860) 358-2074

Smilow Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program (multiple locations)

Saint Raphael campus (New Haven, CT)
330 Orchard St, Suite 107
New Haven, CT, US 06511
Phone: (203) 200-4362
Fax: (203) 200-1362

Greenwich Hospital (Greenwich, CT)
77 Lafayette Place, Cohen Pavilion
Greenwich, CT 06830
Phone: (203) 200-4362
Fax: (203) 200-1362

Lawrence & Memorial Cancer Center (Waterford, CT)
230 Waterford Parkway South
Waterford, CT 06385
Phone: (203) 200-4362
Fax: (203) 200-1362

Norma F. Pfriem Cancer Institute (Trumbull, CT)
5520 Park Avenue
Trumbull, CT 06611
Phone: (203) 200-4362
Fax: (203) 200-1362

Saint Francis Hospital (Hartford, CT)
94 Woodland Street
Hartford, CT 06105
Phone: (860) 714-4679
Fax: (860) 714-8892

Smilow Cancer Care at Fairfield (Fairfield, CT)
111 Beach Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
Phone: (203) 200-4362
Fax: (203) 200-1362

University of Connecticut Hereditary Cancer Program (Farmington, CT)

UConn Health, Division of Human Genetics
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-7120
Phone: (860) 679-1440
Fax: (860) 679-0143

Western Connecticut Health Network (multiple locations)

Danbury Hospital (Danbury, CT)
24 Hospital Avenue
Danbury, CT 06810
Phone: (203) 739-4958

New Milford Hospital (New Milford, CT)
21 Elm Street
New Milford, CT 06776
Phone: (203) 852-2300

Whittingham Cancer Center (Norwalk, CT)
Norwalk Hospital
34 Maple Street
Norwalk, CT 06856
Phone: (203) 852-2300 (breast)
Phone: (203) 852‐2148 (others)
Fax: (203) 852-3109