Genetics Masterclass with Dr Hilda High: Part 1

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Join us as we dive into the complex and fascinating world of cancer genetics.

Our Host Rachael Babin is joined by Dr Hilda High, genetic oncologist from Sydney Cancer Genetics.

In this first part of the masterclass, they discuss where genetic mutations come from, genetic testing approaches, the differences between germline and somatic tests, and what someone can do if they find out they carry a genetic mistake.

We hope you enjoy listening.

Papers & Resources:

Family History Questionnaire (doc; 126kb)

Sydney Cancer Genetics


Medline Plus

Guest + Host:

Dr Hilda High

Hilda High

Dr Hilda High is head of Sydney Cancer Genetics, the private practice she created in 2012. She sees patients throughout Australia via TeleHealth and in face-to face clinics at the SAN hospital, Wahroonga and in Ultimo, Sydney.

Dr Hilda High completed her medical degree at Sydney University with honours and was awarded The Dominque Clancey and Andrew Donald Memorial Prize: “in recognition of her dedication, selflessness and commitment to others”. She is a registered Medical Oncologist specialising in Cancer Genetics and completed her Master of Community Health, for which she won the Master of Community Health Prize, through the University of NSW.

Dr High is a key member of the Australian Government’s Cancer Institute’s eviQ group. Working with other experts, Hilda develops evidence-based, best-practice national guidelines for genetic testing and the management of inherited cancer syndromes.

Rachael Babin

Rachael Babin

Rachael Babin is Host of The Oncology Podcast, Editor-in-Chief of The Oncology Newsletter,  and Publisher of Oncology News Australia and The Oncology Network.

With a background in oncology communications and academic publishing, Rachael is happiest sitting behind the mic chatting to interesting people about the impact their work makes in oncology.

Connect with us on Twitter here: @OncologyNewsAus


About Author

The ONA Editor curates oncology news, views and reviews from Australia and around the world for our readers. In aggregated content, original sources will be acknowledged in the article footer.

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