If your child has been identified as high-risk for developing a hereditary cancer in childhood, early detection and understanding of how to manage the condition is key. Your child needs an experienced team who can help you more fully understand what a potential diagnosis means for your child and your family.
The Familial Cancers Program at Riley at IU Health is the first program of its kind in Indiana to provide specialized testing and genetic counseling to families at risk for certain types of cancers. The program was founded in 1993 in order to help families become more informed about the types of cancers that may be passed down through their genetics.
We provide specialized testing and counseling services to at-risk pediatric patients in a relaxed, patient-centered environment. Our team works closely with you and your child so that everyone understands the condition and what it means for your family. We then work with associated departments at Riley at IU Health to refer your child for further treatment and follow-up care (such as gastroenterology to look for the presence of colon polyps or endocrinology if at high risk for thyroid cancer).
We provide genetic evaluation and testing services for children with the following conditions:
We offer a number of different Familial Cancers Program services. Below are some, but not all, of the services that we provide. If you have a question about a specific service that is not listed here, please contact our program.
In addition to our primary hospital location at the Academic Health Center in Indianapolis, IN, we have convenient locations to better serve our communities throughout the state.
Medical & Molecular Genetics
11700 N Illinois St
Carmel, IN 46032
Explore Riley at IU Health departments that are associated with the Familial Cancers Program.
The Familial Cancers Program works closely with referring physicians whose patients have been identified as high-risk for developing certain types of hereditary cancers in childhood. We provide consultation in the form of genetic evaluation and testing, keeping you informed and involved each step of the way.
Riley at IU Health works with referring physicians in Indiana and beyond.Refer A Patient
The Indiana Familial Cancer Roster provides valuable information to researchers and doctors studying the causes and treatment of cancer. The information provided by eligible participants is used in research studies that will improve the future of familial cancer detection and treatment.
The Medical & Molecular Genetics Department at Riley at IU Health partners with the Indiana University School of Medicine to provide highly regarded training opportunities for medical students, residents and fellows.