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Prostate Cancer Risk Clinic

The Prostate Cancer Risk Clinic at the University of Michigan is intended for men with genetic mutations known or suspected to increase the risk of prostate cancer. Contact us: 734-647-8902

Cancer genetics is something we hear a lot about as celebrities such as Angelina Jolie have made medical decisions due to genetic predisposition for cancer. But how do you know if you might have a cancer causing gene? Oncologist and Director of the University of Michigan Cancer Genetics Clinic, Elena Stoffel, M.D., shares the ins and outs of when, who and if you should have genetic testing.

While the increased risk of breast cancer in women with BRCA mutations is more widely known, men with BRCA mutations or other cancer-related mutations are at greater risk of developing prostate cancer. The PCRC is intended for men with these mutations in order to initiate an individualized prostate cancer screening plan and follow-up care.

Men who have undergone genetic testing revealing any of the following cancer-related mutations or syndromes should schedule an appointment:

  • BRCA1 or BRCA2
  • Lynch Syndrome
  • Li-Fraumeni syndrome (p53 gene)
  • ATM, PALB2, CHEK2, RAD51D, ATR, NBN, GEN1, RAD51C, MRE11A, BRIP1, FAM175A

This clinic is primarily for men age 35-70 without a prior diagnosis of prostate cancer.

The clinic session(s) will involve:

  • Consent to participate in Prostate Cancer Risk Clinic and complete a questionnaire
  • Patient history and physical exam
  • Review of family history, genetic risk, and other lifestyle factors that may contribute to prostate cancer risk
  • Blood and urine testing for individualized assessment of prostate cancer risk
  • Presentation of individualized plan of follow-up care based on test results and discussion of prostate biopsy if indicated
  • Referral to University of Michigan Urologic Oncology clinic for prostate cancer management, if necessary.

Prostate Cancer Risk Clinic:

Urology Clinic at Taubman Center
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Floor 2, Reception C
Ann Arbor, MI, 48109
Patients call: 734-647-8902
Healthcare professionals call M-LINE: 800-962-3555

Map and Driving Directions to Taubman Health Center    |    Floor Map, Level 2 Taubman Health Center

Plan to park in structure P2 for easiest access to reception area C. For more information about parking (including information on valet services) please visit the Parking at the Ann Arbor Main Medical Campus web page.

Scheduling Appointments Online

If you have signed up for an account on the MyUofMHealth patient portal, you can manage and request appointments with your U-M physician online. Under the “Appointments” tab on MyUofMHealth.org, you can view upcoming or past appointments, cancel appointments up to 24 hours before your scheduled time, and request a new appointment.

Visit MyUofMHealth to register for or log into the patient portal.

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