CancerGene Connect is an adaptable all in one web based cancer genetic counseling tool that integrates the
pedigree and risk assessment features of CancerGene with a comprehensive reporting system. CancerGene Connect is
accessed from the Internet and data are stored on UTSW servers. The program is designed for use by genetic counselors, nurses,
physicians and other healthcare providers involved in genetics risk assessment.
CancerGene Connect allows your patients to provide information prior to their appointment, including a targeted medical
history, pedigree, and psychosocial assessment. After the appointment, CancerGene Connect provides easy to use report
templates for the providers to document the encounter and report test results. Pending test status and test results can be
tracked for efficient follow up.
CancerGene Connect is now available for release to a limited number of outside institutions. CancerGene Connect
users must register and complete a legal agreement.
To access CancerGene Connect, you must be a registered user. Registered users may access the website at:
To register for CancerGene Connect, please e-mail our administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 214-645-2563.
To learn more about how CancerGene Connect can help your practice, please follow this link:
CancerGene version 6 is a desktop application that can be downloaded to your PC. Data are stored directly on the user's PC.
CancerGene allows the user to input family history information to generate an electronic pedigree. Powered by BRCAPRO, MMRpro, PancPRO,
and MelaPRO, CancerGene use the family history information to calculate gene mutation probabilities and age-specific breast, ovarian,
colorectal, endometrial, and pancreatic cancer probabilities.
Released in 1998, CancerGene is now used by over 4000 users in 75 countries. CancerGene was last updated in April 2012.
If you are not a healthcare provider and you are interested in talking with a healthcare provider about your risk for hereditary
cancer, please visit www.nsgc.org to find a genetic counselor near you.
CancerGene Connect was developed at the Simmons Cancer Center at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.