Oxford Regional Cancer Genetics service

This service is not appropriate for the diagnostic assessment of patients with suspected cancer, or the treatment of those with cancer.

The service provides genetic assessment for those identified as having cancer with significant inheritable patterns, and family members of those people for the purposes of understanding risk and managing it for those people.

Telephone/email advice:

We offer telephone/email advice for professional colleagues 9.00am - 5.00pm on weekdays.

If a clinician or genetic counsellor is not immediately available, calls will be returned as soon as possible. 

  • Tel: 01865 225931
    • 1 - Appointments / enquiries
    • 2 - Medical Secretaries
    • 3 - 100,000 Genomes Project
    • 4 - Cancer Triage Team

Accessing the service

Referrals should be made in partnership with the person being referred (please see link to the referral criteria below).

The OCCG Referral Form is designed to be partially completed by the clinician making the referral, then printed and given to the patient who completes the detailed Family Questionnaire.  The document should then be posted or emailed to the service by either the patient or the referring team.

For a non-urgent appointment, patients are asked to complete a questionnaire before being offered a Clinical Genetics appointment. GPs' referral letters must include this completed questionnaire. A copy of the questionnaire can be downloaded by following the link below.

The service does not need a completed family history questionnaire if the patient, or a close relative of the patient, has previously been referred regarding their cancer risk. The service will already have the relevant family history information from the previous referral.

Referral guidelines

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