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Cancer Predisposition Treatment Team

The Cancer Predisposition Program at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital helps to evaluate and care for children who are at increased genetic risk for cancer. We are a team of doctors, nurses and genetic counselors who work together with families to find out if a child’s cancer might be inherited (passed down through the generations). We work closely with other St. Jude doctors and researchers to find new and better ways to help families who have a higher chance than normal to get cancer.


Kim E. Nichols, MD
Member, St. Jude Faculty
Director, Cancer Predisposition Division

Melissa Perrino, MD
Instructor, St. Jude Faculty