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CU Forge

Finding Opportunities to reduce Risk through Genetic Evaluation
The Sullivan Center, in collaboration with Clemson’s Healthcare Genetic program, is offering genetic testing and genetic counseling to individuals at high risk for certain types of cancers. Information and education will be provided aimed to decrease risks, encourage prevention, and promote early detection. If testing is recommended, follow-up will be provided to explain individual genetic test results.

Julie Eggert, PhD, AGN-BC, AOCNThe program will be managed by Julie Eggert, PhD, AGN-BC, AOCN, who will meet with patients to discuss family history and determine if they are eligible for genetic testing.  Dr. Eggert is an advanced practice oncology nurse with more than 40 years of experience in nursing. She has a PhD in Microbiology, is a nurse practitioner, and one of the first Advanced Genetics Nursing-Board Certified nurse’s nationally.

CU FORGE is open to those who are at high risk for cancer based on their family history or previously known genetic markers.

  • A mother, daughter, sister, grandmother, aunt, niece diagnosed with breast cancer at younger than 45 years old;
  • More than 2 family members with breast cancer;
  • More than 1 family member with ovarian cancer;
  • A know breast cancer susceptibility gene in family
  • More than one family member on the same side with a combination of breast cancer and one or more of the following: pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer, sarcoma, adrenocortical carcinoma, brain tumors, endometrial cancer, leukemia lymphoma, thyroid cancer, dermatologic manifestations, and/or macrocephaly, hamartoma polyps of GI tract, diffuse gastric cancer; or
  • A male family member with breast cancer.

If you believe you may benefit from this program, please call for an appointment, 864-656-3076.

Please download and bring these forms with you to your appointment. Click here.