Genetic Counseling Team at The Gregory and Lorraine Harper Cancer Risk and Genetic Assessment Program

Cancer can happen to anyone. But some people face a higher risk for certain cancers due to genetic abnormalities that are passed down in families (hereditary cancer). Cancer genetics experts at the Cancer Institute help you learn more about your risk and what we can do to preserve your well-being.

A visit to the Cancer Risk and Genetic Assessment Program at Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute may include a visit with a board-certified genetic counselor who will meet with you and provide you with ongoing support throughout your risk assessment process.

Nicholas Lamparella, DO, Medical Director

Lamparella earned his undergraduate degree from Saint Joseph’s University and his medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at Lehigh Valley Health Network and his fellowship training at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. He is board-certified in internal medicine, hematology and medical oncology.

Candace Peterson, MS, LCGC, Senior Genetic Counselor and Manager of the Cancer Risk and Genetic Assessment Program

Peterson earned her bachelor’s degree from Cedar Crest College and her master’s degree in human genetics from Sarah Lawrence College. She is certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling and licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine.

Andrea Smith, MS, LCGC, Senior Genetic Counselor

Smith earned her bachelor’s degree from Lycoming College and her master’s degree in genetic counseling from Arcadia University. She is certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling and licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine and the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners.

Samantha Carr, MS, LCGC, Genetic Counselor

Carr earned her bachelor’s degree from Butler University and her master’s degree in genetic counseling from Arcadia University. She is certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling and licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine.

Kendel Kline, BS, RN, Genetic Nurse Navigator

Kline earned her bachelor's degree in Nursing from Villanova University. She has had a focus in oncology and cancer genetics for more than 15 years. She is licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.

Devon Ervin, MS, LCGC, Genetics Counselor

Ervin earned her bachelor’s degree from Kean University and her master’s degree in Human Genetics from Sarah Lawrence College. She is licensed by the American Board of Genetic Counseling and licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine.

 

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