UT Southwestern Medical Center has been using CancerGene Connect, the Breast Health Questionnaire, and the Navigator Tool for over six years and recently passed the landmark of over 12,000 patients that have had their risk assessment using the program. As a former Cancer Genetic Counselor at UT Southwestern Comprehensive Cancer Center, I had plenty of experience with the program to learn all of the benefits it brought to my genetic counseling practice as well as to develop a wish list of the things we thought could be improved upon! The new updated CancerGene Connect aims to make cancer risk assessment and data collection even more comprehensive and intuitive.
We hope that the blog section of our website can act as yet another means of continuing our mission of spreading knowledge about health information technologies and the roll they can play in improving the lives of both patients and providers. Make sure you continue to check back on the blog as we have updates and articles on health IT and cancer risk assessment. Our first blog entry will be posted next week; Linda Robinson, MS, CGC will discuss the history of CancerGene Connect – how it was developed by providers for providers – how it helped the Cancer Genetics Practice at UT Southwestern Comprehensive Cancer Center. If you have any suggestions for blog posts you would like to see – or if you would like to contribute – please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
-Megan Frone, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor & Business Development Manager, CancerGene Connect