New Tool Helps Identify Patients at Risk for Hereditary Cancers

By Elizabeth Walker | July 3 2019

Lynn McCain and Drs. David Keren and Lee Schroeder are part of a multidisciplinary team at Michigan Medicine and Rogel Cancer Center who have developed an online tool to help identify those at risk for familial cancers. InheRET, which has already undergone a successful pilot program, generates reports indicating whether patients should see a specialist for genetic counseling.  It could help those with a genetic predisposition to colon, rectal, breast, and ovarian cancers reduce their risk of developing them by up to 95%. For more information, visit Michigan News.