The Clinical Utility of Hereditary Cancer Multi-Gene Testing

  • Agenda

    Quick Ambry Genetics Overview

    BRCA 1/2 Testing Methodology

    Analytic Sensitivity and Accuracy

    Variant Classification Approach

    Introduction to Ambry BRCA 1/2 Reports

    Review of Multi Gene Tests and Data



Mr. Keiles began working at Ambry in 2000 where he oversees the client services department. He is also involved in contracting, new product development, pricing, marketing, and research publication. Mr. Keiles obtained his masters degree in genetic counseling from Sarah Lawrence College in 1987. As a genetic counselor at Kaiser Permanente his responsibilities included clinic coordination, program implementation and counseling for all genetic referrals. He was elected the 2009 President of the National Society of Genetic Counselors, where he was responsible for leading the association and serving as the chief spokesperson. Mr. Keiles has more than 20 years of clinical experience and his research publications include molecular diagnostic testing for cystic fibrosis and pancreatitis.

Elizabeth Chao, MD, FACMG - Headshot

Medical Director

        Dr. Chao graduated with honors from UCLA with a B.S. in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and received her M.D. from the University of California, Irvine. She completed her training in Clinical Molecular Genetics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and previously served as Associate Director of the Genetic Diagnostic Lab at the University of Pennsylvania. As a Howard Hughes Scholar at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), Dr. Chao specialized in genomic technologies such as the development of array-CGH, and applications to cancer genetics. Currently, Dr. Chao is also on faculty at UC Irvine where her research focuses on novel methods for interpreting DNA variants in genomic data sets.

  • Wed, December 18, 2013
  • 1:05pm PST
  • Duration: 52 minutes
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