Dr. Georgia L. Wiesner on the Importance of Genetic Testing for Colorectal Cancer

Georgia L. Wiesner, MD, MS

Georgia L. Wiesner, MD, MS, director, Clinical and Translational Hereditary Cancer Program, Ingram Professor of Cancer Research, professor of Medicine, cancer geneticist, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, discusses the role genetic testing for colorectal cancer (CRC) plays in families.

Georgia L. Wiesner, MD, MS, director, Clinical and Translational Hereditary Cancer Program, Ingram Professor of Cancer Research, professor of Medicine, cancer geneticist, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, discusses the role genetic testing for colorectal cancer (CRC) plays in families. Wiesner says first and foremost, genetic testing helps patients take care of themselves in terms of healthcare and potential surveillance and surgery. Wiesner adds that the screening is also important for families so each member can take the proper precautions.