Refer to our Cancer Genetics Program | Tampa General Hospital

At the TGH Cancer Institute, our genetic counselors stand ready to provide you with expert guidance and help you navigate the complex science of genetics. If you or your patient has a personal or close family history of any of the following, referral for genetic counseling may be indicated.

To refer a patient or to self-refer, please contact us at (813) 844-7585.


Indications for Referral to TGH Cancer Genetics for Genetic Counseling and Testing

  • Cancer diagnosed under the age of 50
  • Multiple close family members with the same or related cancers
  • Any individual (or close relative if the individual is not available) with:
    • Ovarian cancer
    • Pancreatic cancer
    • Male breast cancer
    • Metastatic prostate cancer
    • Cancer and Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry
  • Individual with more than one cancer
  • Individual with 10 or more colon polyps
  • Individuals with tumor screening suspicious for germline mutation
    • Loss of expression of mismatch repair deficiency proteins (abnormal IHC)
    • Microsatellite instability (MSI-high)
    • Pathogenic variant on somatic testing suspicious for germline origin
  • Relatives of an individual with a genetic mutation in the family
  • Individual with a known inherited cancer syndrome interested in the most up-to-date recommendations