Ilana Solomon, ScM, MA, CGC

Cancer Risk Counselor

Ilana Solomon, ScM, MA, CGC is a board-certified licensed genetic counselor focusing in cancer risk assessment. She graduated from the Johns Hopkins/ National Human Genome Research Institute Genetic Counseling Training Program in January 2013. Previously trained as an anthropologist, she also holds a masters degree in physical anthropology from New York University and a bachelors degree in anthropology from Binghamton University. Ilana joined the City of Hope Division of Clinical Cancer Genomics in 2013. Her past research focuses on the psychosocial impact of receiving Variants of Unknown Significance (VUS). She currently specializes in hereditary gastrointestinal syndromes focusing on hereditary gastric cancer. Ilana also has interests in genomics education and genetic counseling research including patient-centered care, risk communication and the concept of uncertainty in healthcare. She is an active member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) and is Co-Chair for the Research sub-committee of the NSGC Cancer Special Interest Group. 

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