Clinical Cancer Genetics Program
The Clinical Genetics Program at Nyack Hospital offers Comprehensive Cancer Risk Assessment, Cancer Genetic Counseling, and Predictive Genetic Testing to individuals who have a personal and/or family history of cancer, including breast and colon cancer.
Genetics evaluation is provided by a clinical geneticist and includes a review of the patient’s personal medical history, a detailed medical and cancer family history, and a physical examination, if needed. The chance that the risk for cancer may be passed along through the genes in the family will be estimated, and appropriate genetic education and counseling will be provided.
Predictive Genetic testing for gene mutations is available to individuals with a personal or family history suggestive of a genetic cancer susceptibility condition. The genetic testing result is interpreted and used to provide a lifetime cancer risk and aid in diagnosis or medical management of the individual or family members at hereditary risk of cancer.
Genetic counseling discussions also include guidelines for cancer prevention and early detection.
The Clinical Genetics Program at Nyack Hospital works together with clinicians and professionals from a variety of healthcare specialties for optimal medical care. All services are provided in a personal and confidential manner.
Should you need further medical care, our team of specialists is available to provide immediate attention to your specific health concern. The team includes general surgeons, breast surgeons, radiologists, pathologists, plastic surgeons, radiation and medical oncologists.
Dr. Ounjdian is Director of the Cancer Genetics Program at Nyack Hospital. She is Board Certified in Pediatrics and Clinical Genetics, and is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Dr. Oundjian received her medical degree with honors from Aleppo University School of Medicine in Syria. She completed her residency in pediatrics at Harlem Hospital in New York City and her post-doctoral fellowship in clinical genetics at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City. She is a member of the American Society of Human Genetics and the New York State Genetics Task Force.
If cancer runs in your family, especially breast or ovarian cancer, and you feel that you may benefit from our genetic counseling services, please call 845.348.8551.