Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.
Genetic Counselors in the Center for Genetics & Prevention (GEP) program provide genetic counseling services to adult and pediatric patients in the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Patients may be seen by genetic counselors independently as “GC consults,” and also in partnership with physicians, including medical geneticists, gastroenterologists and medical oncologists. While each genetic counselor may develop certain areas of expertise, all genetic counselors are cross-trained to be able to see the full range of hereditary cancer conditions, including hereditary breast and ovarian syndrome, hereditary GI cancers, sarcoma, GU cancers including prostate and renal, hematologic malignancies, brain tumors, Li-Fraumeni syndrome, SDH-associated syndromes, VHL and others. Interested and qualified applicants may also consider taking on a role working with the Proactive Study, a DFCI institute-wide initiative offering tumor and germline sequencing.
We are a group of 17 genetic counselors working as part of a large multidisciplinary team, including physicians, nurses and nurse practitioners, a psychologist, and 4 genetic counseling assistants.
Additional responsibilities will vary depending on the Genetic Counselor's level, and may involve increasingly independent roles including:
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.