Genetic Counseling

Families with a possible genetic disposition for cancer, for example with a history of breast, ovarian  or colon cancer in the family, may refer to the Genetic Counseling of the Institute for Human Genetics.

Specifically trained physicians offer a detailed overview over the genetic background within an interdisciplinary counseling. The risk for patients and their families of developing cancer is determined through risk calculation and molecular genetic testing, as well as individualized recommendations for early detection and prevention.


Ms. Nadine Kempf
Heidelberg University Hospital
Institute of Human Genetics
Im Neuenheimer Feld 440
69120 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 6221 56-5087
Monday-Thursday: from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday: from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The costs for the genetic counseling are usually covered by your health insurance.