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Our Approach

The Cancer Genetics Clinic at The Children's Hospital of San Antonio provides cancer risk assessment, recommendations regarding medical care and surveillance, and psychosocial support for children and families with a known or suspected hereditary cancer.

Together, a physician and a genetic counselor will see your child and help determine whether they are at risk of developing cancer, and if so, what can be done to prevent cancer or to catch it early. We take into account your child’s unique medical and family history to help you develop a tailored medical plan that may include genetic testing of at-risk individuals. We will help you understand test results and implications for your child and other family members. 

If needed, we will also help coordinate a proper surveillance program for your child, which may include physical exams, labs, imaging, and referrals to other subspecialists. Most importantly, we help to counsel and educate you and your family about living with a diagnosis of hereditary cancer, from diagnostic work-up to long-term follow up.

Prepare for Your Visit

During your visit with the Cancer Genetics team, we will take a thorough family and medical history. We ask that you complete a new patient form prior to your visit with our team.

For Medical Providers:

Referrals to the Cancer Genetics Clinic at The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio can be made by calling or faxing a referral request for “Cancer Genetics/Dr. Voeller” and relevant clinical documentation.

Common reasons for referral to the Cancer Genetics Clinic may include: 

Children with a higher risk for an inherited cancer:

  • Two or more first- or second-degree relatives with cancer
  • Early onset (<50 years of age) of cancer
  • Multiple or bilateral sites of cancer
  • Personal history of more than one cancer

Family or personal history of known inherited cancer syndrome, such as:

  • Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP)
  • Li-Fraumeni syndrome 
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia (MEN)
  • Pheochromocytoma/paraganglioma syndrome
  • Von-Hippel Lindau syndrome
  • Cowden syndrome
  • DICER1 syndrome
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Hereditary Leukemia

Children with certain types of pediatric cancers regardless of family history:

  • Choroid plexus tumors
  • Bilateral Wilm’s tumor
  • Rhabdoid tumors
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Adrenocortical carcinoma
  • Unusual treatment-resistant forms of pediatric cancer
  • Unusual presentation of pediatric cancers

Our Location

The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio
333 N. Santa Rosa Street
7th floor, Outpatient Clinic
San Antonio, Texas 78207

PH: (210) 704-2187 FAX: (210) 704-3566

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If This Is a Medical Emergency, Please Dial 911

NOTE: A representative from CHRISTUS Health will contact you between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm CDT to help you schedule an appointment.

Our Team

Dr Julie Voeller

Julie Voeller, MD

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine

Accepting Virtual Visits
Olivia Juarez

Olivia Juarez, MMSc

Genetics

Genetic Counselor

Accepting Virtual Visits
Rebecca Littlejohn

Rebecca Littlejohn, MS, CGC

Certified Genetic Counselor

Accepting Virtual Visits
Kimberly Nugent

Kimberly Nugent, MS, CGC

Certified Genetic Counselor

Instructor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine
Certified Genetic Counselor