The Woman’s Board major funding initiative of 2019, the EDGe Program, is a patient care model that takes an interdisciplinary approach to the early detection and prevention of genetic cancers.

The EDGe Program: Early Detection of Genetic Disease

Jeffrey Dungan, MD, FACOG, FACMG, Associate Professor, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Chief, Division of Clinical Genetics, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern Medicine

Voted for $500,000 of funding in April 2019, The EDGe Program serves genetically-detected cancer patients through their care continuum after detection with monitoring and cancer screenings. The EDGe Program developed a care hub staffed by genetics experts, imaging and laboratory services, and multiple interdisciplinary medical and surgical specialists dedicated to early detection (and prevention) of cancer. The first of its kind in Chicago, this rare clinical care model works with the Urology Department’s EDGe Male BRCA Clinic, the EDGe Ovarian Clinic, and the new Neuro-oncology Von Hippel-Lindau Clinic.