Leigha Senter, MS, CGC
Certified Genetic Counselor
Clinical Cancer Genetics Program
Assistant Professor, Clinical
Division of Human Genetics
Department of Internal Medicine
The Ohio State University
Comprehensive Cancer Center
2001 Polaris Parkway
Columbus, OH 43240
Toll free: 1-888-329-1654
Ms. Senter provides cancer risk assessment and counseling to individuals with a family history of cancer. Cancer Genetic consultation requires documentation of cancers in the family, risk assessment, screening recommendations, and incorporation of genetic testing as necessary. Over 400 individuals/families are seen each year in the Clinical Cancer Genetics clinic. To schedule an appointment, call 614-293-6694 or toll free at 1-888-329-1654. Click here to request appointment online.
Ms. Senter’s research interests are in cancer genetics. She has a particular interest in PMS2-associated Lynch Syndrome (a hereditary colon and endometrial cancer syndrome).
Ms. Senter is the coordinator of multiple cancer genetics studies including one study aimed at determining hereditary components of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). The researchers involved in this study plan to enroll 500 individuals with CLL and their relatives to learn more about the heritability of CLL. Ms. Senter also coordinates the program’s sample banking protocol, which allows patients and their families to store samples for future cancer genetics research.
BS, Molecular Genetics, The Ohio State University, 2001
MS, Genetic Counseling, University of Pittsburgh, 2003