North West Thames Regional Genetic Service

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Service for people who are at risk of a hereditary predisposition to cancer – discusses genetic investigations and options for cancer risk management.

Consider referring patients who have been diagnosed with the following cancers:

  • Breast
  • Ovarian
  • Bowel
  • Renal
  • Endocrine
  • Unusual tumour site or unusually young age of onset for that tumour type

Those with a strong family history of cancer may be offered an appointment for assessment in certain circumstances.

Please note: this service covers patients at Abbey Medical only. For all other practices, see North East Thames Regional Genetic Service.

Eligibility criteria


Please check referral guidelines and postcodes before making referral.

  • The individual being referred should be affected with cancer (unless otherwise stated).
  • All affected relatives should be on the same side of the family.
  • It is essential that all ages of diagnosis are specified in the initial referral.
  • Whenever possible, send histology for cancer diagnoses with the referral.
  • Adults who are at risk of carrying a mutation in a cancer predisposition gene which has been identified in a relative should be referred.
  • Fulfilling the referral criteria does not mean a person will be seen in the genetics clinic.

How to refer

EMIS form

Referral methods: E-referral

Complete the EMIS form and send routine to CCAS via e-Referral.