Contact Information
Kathleen R. Blazer, Ed.D., M.S., L.C.G.C.
  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Associate Director, Cancer Genetics Education Program
  • Co-director, Intensive Course in Cancer Risk Assessment
  • Co-investigator, Cancer Genetics Career Development Program
  • Cancer Risk Genetic Counselor

Clinical Area / Sub-specialties

Departments/Division/Program
  • Clinical Cancer Genetics

Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

Biography

Kathleen R. Blazer, EdD, MS, LCGC, is a board-certified cancer risk genetic counselor and the associate director of City of Hope’s Cancer Genetics Education Program, a multifaceted cancer genetics education and training initiative for physicians and other health care professionals. She provides pro bono bilingual (English-Spanish) cancer risk assessment and genetic counseling services to underserved Latino families through an outreach program established by the Division of Clinical Cancer Genetics and supported through grants and compassionate funding. Dr. Blazer is co-director of the Intensive Course in Cancer Risk Assessment, which offers interdisciplinary training in cancer genetics to physicians and other health care professionals. She is on the Advisory Board of the Physician’s Data Query of the National Cancer Institute and the Cancer Genetics Education Task Force for the National Society of Genetic Counselors. She is also a member of the American Society of Human Genetics, the American Association of Cancer Education, and Hadassah.

Honors/Awards

Honors
  • 1st Place, President’s Award for Outstanding Cancer Education Manuscript, American Association for Cancer Education
  • Outstanding Dissertation Award, Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Advisory Board of the Physician’s Data Query of the National Cancer Institute
  • Cancer Genetics Education Task Force for the National Society of Genetic Counselors
 

Memberships

  • National Society of Genetic Counselors, Member
  • American Society of Human Genetics, Member
  • The American Association of Cancer Education
  • Clinical Genetics Training Supervisor, American Board of Medical Genetics/American Board of Genetic Counseling
  • Hadassah

Locations

  • City of Hope - Main Campus (Duarte)
    1500 East Duarte Road
    Duarte, CA 91010