Genetic Counselor Kimberly Banks explains if the genetic counseling field continues to expand.
Genetic Counselor Kimberly Banks:
Yes, I think the first class that graduated at, with the title of genetic counselor was in 1971. That was primarily in pediatric and prenatal genetics, and our understanding of the genetics of cancer has really exploded in the last 10 years. And the ability to assess and provide testing, and perform genetic testing for hereditary cancer syndromes has really only been available for 9 or 10 years. So, cancer especially is a young and growing field.
About Kimberly Banks, M.S., C.G.C.:
Kimberly Banks, M.S., C.G.C., is the Program Coordinator and a Genetic Counselor at The Cancer Genetics Program in The Center For Cancer Prevention and Treatment at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, California. Kimberly received her master’s degree in Genetic Counseling from California State University, Northridge, and conducted her fellowship at City of Hope National Medical Center. She is board certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling.
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