Cancer Genetics and Genomics
The Cancer Genetics and Genomics Program at Texas Children’s Hospital is focused on providing clinical services and conducting research related to pediatric cancer.
Our goal is to develop novel strategies for understanding, diagnosing, treating, and preventing cancer. These research activities include, but are not limited to:
- Understanding genetic susceptibility to cancer and fundamental mechanisms of genomic instability
- Identifying biologically and clinically-relevant genetic alterations driving childhood tumors
- Determining best practices for clinical implementation of genome-scale testing
- Developing novel therapeutics and biomarkers that are based on an understanding of genetic alterations in childhood cancers
The cancer genetics and genomics research laboratories occupy over 5,500 square feet of state-of-the-art laboratory space. The recently renovated areas are well equipped for research in genetics, genomics, and cellular and molecular biology.
Patient Care. To provide state-of-the-art evaluation of and management for children and their families with hereditary predisposition to cancer
Research. To investigate genetic susceptibility to cancer and fundamental mechanisms of genomic instability, biologically and clinically-relevant genetic alterations driving childhood tumors, and the clinical implementation of genome-scale testing
Education. To train future clinicians and scientists at all educational stages in cancer genetics and genomics
Center for Precision Oncology. Aiming to discover the genetic make-up of each child’s tumor
Physicians may call our clinics at 1-800-226-2379. Families may contact us at 832-824-4685.