The Norton & Elaine Sarnoff Center for Jewish Genetics provides education about hereditary cancers and offers access to expertise through our genetic counselor, who is available to answer questions, provide guidance and help community members identify local clinical resources.

Our goal is to connect you with the information and support you need. You can begin by browsing the resources below or contact us at (312) 357- 4718 or for more personalized recommendations.

National Society of Genetic Counselors

The National Society of Genetic Counselors’ ‘Find a Genetic Counselor’ directory contains information for more than 3,300 counselors, to help you identify one that best meets your needs.


Sharsheret is a national nonprofit organization that improves the lives of Jewish women and families living with or at increased genetic risk for breast or ovarian cancer through personalized support and education. They have an Illinois office based in Chicago.

The Magnolia Tree Foundation

The Magnolia Tree Foundation aims to educate and provide assistance – including some financial assistance — to those affected by a BRCA gene mutation.


Oneinforty is a nonprofit organization that raises awareness of the one-in-forty risk to those of Ashkenazi Jewish (Eastern European) descent of inheriting BRCA gene mutations, and provides education and support to individuals and families to help them manage their cancer risk.


Yodeah’s mission is to educate the Jewish community about hereditary cancer genetic mutations and provide access to affordable, clinical grade testing.

Basser Center for BRCA 

The Basser Center for BRCA, based at Penn Medicine,  is the first comprehensive center for the research, treatment, and prevention of BRCA-related cancers.

FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered

FORCE is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families facing hereditary cancer by providing expert-reviewed information and a supportive community of peers and professionals.

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) provides education and support for women, families and communities to increase awareness about the symptoms of ovarian cancer. NOCC also funds research toward a cure for ovarian cancer.

Susan G. Komen 

Susan G. Komen is committed to saving lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer.

Young Survival Coalition 

Young Survival Coalition (YSC) strengthens the community, addresses the unique needs, amplifies the voice and improves the quality of life of young adults affected by breast cancer, locally, nationally and internationally.


WomanLab, based at UChicago Medicine, aims to educate women facing cancer about the preservation and recovery of their sexual function during and after treatment.

AliveandKick’n is an advocacy group for individuals and families living with Lynch syndrome.

CCARE: Colon Cancer Alliance for Research and Education for Lynch Syndrome
CCARE is a national nonprofit dedicated to increasing awareness, education and research for Lynch syndrome, a hereditary cause of ovarian, uterine and colorectal cancers.

Colorectal Cancer Alliance 
The Colorectal Cancer Alliance is dedicated to empowering a nation of allies to provide support for patients and families, caregivers, and survivors; to raising awareness of preventive measures; and inspiring efforts to fund critical research.

Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research
The Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research is a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing pancreatic cancer research, and providing information, resources, and support to pancreatic cancer patients and their families.

The National Pancreas Foundation
The National Pancreas Foundation provides funding for cutting edge research, advocates for new and better therapies, and provides support and education for patients, caregivers, and health care professionals.

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
PCAN’s mission is to take bold action to improve the lives of everyone impacted by pancreatic cancer by advancing scientific research, building community, sharing knowledge, and advocating for patients.

Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation
The Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation provides personal support to those affected by pancreatic cancer through tailored resources, connections and education, and funding for early detection research.

Cancer Wellness Center 
The Center Wellness Center, based in Northbrook, IL, provides free education, wellness services and psychosocial support to those impacted by cancer and their loved ones.

Gilda’s Club
Gilda’s Club offers free programs for men, women, children, and their families and friends whose lives have been impacted by any kind of cancer.

Imerman Angels 
Imerman Angels provides free one-on-one peer support to cancer fighters, survivors and caregivers.

Caregiver Action Network  
Caregiver Action Network works to improve the quality of life for the more than 90 million Americans who care for loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, disease, or the frailties of old age.

American Cancer Society 
The American Cancer Society funds and conducts research, shares expert information, supports patients, and spreads the word about cancer prevention.

National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
The NCCN is an alliance of leading cancer centers devoted to patient care, research and education. The NCCN sets cancer screening guidelines to improve and facilitate quality, accessible care.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control is advancing cancer prevention nationwide for everyone.

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

The NCI website provides resources on all types of cancers. It is maintained by the U.S. government and is available in English and Spanish.

Please note that the resources on this page are provided as a convenience. The Sarnoff Center is not endorsing any organization and is not responsible for the content of these external sites.