2016 Fall Symposium


Kelly East, MS, CGC
Is Information Power?
Experiences from a Population Screening Initiative for Inherited Breast and Ovarian Cancer Risk

Kelly East, MS, CGC


Learning Outcomes:
  • Describe HudsonAlpha’s early experiences with population based hereditary cancer screening through the Information is Power initiative
  • Assess the benefits and limitations of a population based approach to identifying individuals with inherited cancer risk
  • Define the role of genetic counselors in improving understanding of inherited cancer risk among providers and the general public

Kelly East is clinical applications lead at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville, Alabama, where the mission focuses on research in genomic medicine and facilitating translation of research findings into clinical practice.  Kelly oversees the provision of genetic and genomic counseling for HudsonAlpha research projects and clinical services and directs the development of educational experiences and resources for healthcare providers, trainees and patients. An experienced oncology genetic counselor, she received a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from Auburn University and a Master of Science in Genetic Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.