Gina Nuccio, MS, CGC

Gina Nuccio, MS, CGC

  • Certified Genetic Counselor




BS – Psychology, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina
MS – Genetic Counseling, University of Texas at Houston

Honors and Awards

  • 2008-2009 James T. Willerson Scholarship recipient, University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Professional Organizations

  • 2008-present National Society of Genetic Counselors
  • 2008-2010 Texas Society of Genetic Counselors

Research Interests

I am a pediatric cancer genetic counselor with a passion for fostering a greater understanding between clinicians, patients, and families. I believe that knowledge is power: individuals with information about their family history are empowered to make more informed decisions about their own healthcare.

Selected Publications

Quinn E, McGee R, Nuccio R, Pappo AS, Nichols KE. Genetic Predisposition to Neonatal Tumors. Curr Pediatr Rev 11(3):164-78, 2015. Review. PMID: 26168939

Zhang J*, Walsh MF*, Wu G*, Edmonson MN, Gruber TA, Easton J, Hedges D, Ma X, Zhou X, Yergeau DA, Wilkinson MR, Vadodaria B, Chen X, McGee RB, Hines-Dowell S, Nuccio R, Quinn E, Shurtleff SA, Rusch M, Patel A, Becksfort JB, Wang S, Weaver MS, Ding L, Mardis ER, Wilson RK, Gajjar A, Ellison DW, Pappo AS, Pui CH, Nichols KE*, Downing JR. Germline Mutations in Predisposition Genes in Pediatric Cancer. N Engl J Med Nov 18, 2015. Epub ahead of print. doi:10.1056/NEJMoa1508054. *Equal contribution

Nuccio R, Hashmi SS, Mastrobattista J, Noblin SJ, Refuerzo J, Smith JL, Singletary CN. Influence of anchoring on miscarriage risk perception associated with amniocentesis. J Genet Couns 24(2):278-8, 20154.

Last update: January 2017