the Cancer Plan

The Cancer Plan


Genetics research studies how individual genes or groups of genes are involved in health and disease. Understanding genetic factors and genetic disorders is important in learning more about promoting health and preventing disease. Some genetic changes have been associated with an increased risk of having a child with a birth defect or developmental disability or developing diseases such as cancer or heart disease. Genetics also can help us understand how medical conditions happen.



Increase genetic testing, access, and awareness in South Carolina (breast and ovarian).


Establish and expand relationships with hospital systems and providers to inform genetic testing availability in the state.