Cancer genetics

Most cancers are not caused by an inherited predisposition. Our cancer genetics referral guidelines indicate where a referral to the cancer genetics service may be appropriate. There are separate criteria for BRCA1 and BRCA2 testing.

For all cancer referrals please provide:

  • Clinical information (including histology reports) for your patient if they have had cancer.
  • A completed family history enquiry form filled out by your patient.
  • Clinical information about relatives if appropriate (for example genetic test reports for relatives).

We will require this information in order for us to triage the referral appropriately.

For non-GP referrals outside of the e-Referral System, please write to us or use the cancer genetics referral form.