Welcome to Hudson valley cancer genetics
Thorough assessment of family cancer history and genetic testing is crucial for identifying those at high risk for developing cancer. Results can impact cancer screening and prevention recommendations. High risk patients can also benefit from close surveillance to diagnose cancer early, when treatments can often be less aggressive and more successful.
New York City and Hudson Valley physician Dr Hannah Brooks has practiced as a General and Breast Surgeon for over two decades, and has broad clinical and academic experience in cancer. She is certified in Cancer Genetic Risk Assessment and provides family cancer risk assessment and genetic testing and interpretation. Dr Brooks believes all high risk patients merit individualized plans for their medical care. She will thoroughly review your personal family cancer history and your medical records before genetic testing. When the results are back, she will communicate recommendations with you and your other physicians.
meet our practice
ABOUT DR. BROOKS
After completing Albany Medical College, Dr Brooks participated in tumor immunology research at Cornell Univ. Medical Center and Sloan-Kettering Institute, followed by General Surgery residency and chief residency at Montefiore Medical Center/Einstein COM in New York. She has published in peer-reviewed journals in the areas of Surgery and Oncology/Immunology. Dr Brooks is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and further Certified in Cancer Genetic Risk Assessment. She is a proud recipient of the prestigious American Cancer Society’s Lane Adams Award for Compassionate Care of cancer patients and their families.
A comprehensive family cancer risk assessment
Review of prior screening tests and records
Cancer Genetic counseling and education
Cancer Genetic testing using top-rated commercial labs
Carefully tailored surveillance plans for high-risk patients
Discussion of results that may modify treatment in newly-diagnosed cancer
Evidence-based prevention strategies
Discussion of implications for family members