Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center provides genetic counseling and testing services for people who have an increased risk for hereditary cancer. Based on your risk assessment, we can assist you in making informed medical decisions.
Genetic counseling involves discussing your personal and family history of cancer. The goal is to provide clear and clinically relevant information about genetic risk factors in a supportive and educational atmosphere.
Genetic testing allows us to examine specific genes known to increase the risk of developing certain types of cancer, which is key in the early detection of cancers in high-risk patients.
Dr. Victor Lin is a medical oncologist in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and also provides physician leadership for the Cancer Center’s clinical research and genetics programs. Dr. Lin completed his Sc.B. in Biochemistry with honors at Brown University before training in the NIH-supported Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, receiving both an MD and a Ph.D. in Cell Biology.
Ani Murphy is a family nurse practitioner, providing high-quality care and genetic counseling in Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Genetics Clinic. She has completed the City of Hope Intensive Course in Cancer Risk Assessment and is a member of their Clinical Cancer Genomics community of practice. Murphy also has a Cancer Genetic Risk Assessment Certification through the National Consortium of Breast Centers, Inc. and is certified as an advanced clinical genomics nurse through the Nurse Portfolio Credentialing Commission. She was the first nurse practitioner in the state to receive this credential.