Skip to content

USA Health Mitchell Cancer Institute adds second genetic counselor

Amanda Trulock, CGC, has joined the Mitchell Cancer Institute as one of two board-certified genetic counselors who work with cancer patients.

Published Feb 21st, 2024

By Carol McPhail

The USA Health Mitchell Cancer Institute has expanded its genetic counseling services with the addition of board-certified genetic counselor Amanda Trulock, CGC.

Trulock will provide genetic testing and counseling for cancer patients and their families who suspect they carry a harmful genetic mutation that increases the risk of cancer. Trulock joins Cassie Gurganus, CGC, at the region’s only cancer treatment facility providing in-person genetic counseling from two board-certified professionals.

“I am excited to work with cancer patients and their families as they learn about their family health history and use that knowledge to make informed decisions about their care,” Trulock said. “There have been so many advancements in the field of genetics, and this is empowering for patients.”

Trulock also has a strong interest in improving patient access to genetic counseling services. “I am particularly interested in increasing telehealth opportunities and collaborating with other providers to establish multidisciplinary care teams,” she said.

Trulock most recently worked as a clinical and research genetic counselor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she provided genetic counseling across multiple clinical settings. She also served as an investigator for a multi-site, NIH-funded research study and clinical trial evaluating the utility of whole genome sequencing in critically ill neonates. She presented results from the study at the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics annual meeting in 2021.

Trulock earned a Master of Science in genetic counseling from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She holds the Certified Genetic Counselor credential from the American Board of Genetic Counseling.

Recent News

Back to News Listing
This link will open in a new tab or window.