White Plains, NY – (December 1, 2012) – Genetics Counselor Nicole Boxer is the most recent addition to the Cancer Program at White Plains Hospital. In this important role, Ms. Boxer will provide genetic testing and counseling for hereditary breast and ovarian cancers, hereditary colon cancer and other rare hereditary cancer syndromes.
Genetic counseling comprises advising patients on the nature and consequences of various inherited disorders, as well as the probabilities of developing and transmitting the disorders to offspring.
Guidance on methods of early detection, disease management and coping strategies are also provided.
Genetic testing is the most accurate way to estimate the probability of specific cancer risks and helps patients and their physicians make informed decisions about their medical care.
Ms. Boxer is skilled genetics counselor who most recently worked at Stamford Hospital in the Department of Maternal & Fetal Medicine, where she provided prenatal genetic counseling for patients referred for a wide variety of indications.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Society from Cornell University and obtained her Master’s degree from the Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics at Sarah Lawrence College.
Ms. Boxer is also a member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors.
White Plains Hospital (WPH) is a 292-bed voluntary, not-for-profit health care organization with the primary mission of offering high quality, acute health care and preventive medical care to all people who live in, work in or visit Westchester County and its surrounding areas. Centers of Excellence include the Dickstein Cancer Treatment Center, The William & Sylvia Silberstein Neonatal & Maternity Center, The Ruth and Jerome A. Siegel Stroke Center and The Westchester Orthopedic Institute. The Hospital has the busiest Emergency Department in Westchester County, seeing nearly 55,000 visits a year. White Plains Hospital is the only community hospital in Westchester County licensed to perform emergency & elective angioplasty. The Hospital is a nine-time winner of the Consumer Choice Award, an honor given to the nation’s top hospitals by the National Research Corporation, and received Magnet designation in 2012 from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. WPH is a member of the New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System and the Stellaris Health Network, Inc. For additional information, visit http://www.wphospital.org.