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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Harriet Druker, M.Sc.

The Hospital for Sick Children
Genetic Counsellor
Cancer Genetics Program

Research Institute
Project Investigator
Genetics & Genome Biology

University of Toronto
Lecturer and Associate Member
Department of Molecular Genetics


Brief Biography

Harriet Druker joined the Cancer Genetics Program in the Division of Haematology and Oncology in 2000. Prior to joining the Cancer Genetics Program, she worked in prenatal diagnosis and clinical and metabolic genetics. She received her Master of Science degree in Genetic Counselling from McGill University in 1996. Harriet is a Lecturer in the Department of Medical Genetics and Microbiology at the University of Toronto as well as a clinical supervisor to students in the M.Sc. Program in Genetic Counselling and to genetic residents and fellows.

As a genetic counsellor in the Cancer Genetics Program, Harriet assesses the cancer risk of patients and families, helping them navigate the complexities of hereditary cancer predisposition syndromes. She assists with recommendations and referrals to other specialties, contributing to early cancer detection and therefore more favorable outcomes for individuals at high-risk for cancer.

Research Interests

Harriet's main research interest is the development of surveillance protocols for individuals diagnosed with a hereditary cancer predisposition syndrome.

Areas of research include:

  • Hereditary cancer predisposition syndromes
  • Surveillance recommendations
  • Psychosocial experiences of families/patients with hereditary cancer predisposition syndromes.
  • Precision oncology in paediatric cancer

Publications

For a detailed list of Ms. Druker's publications, please visit PubMed.