Cindy Hunter, MS, CGC
Certified Genetics Counselor of Medical & Molecular Genetics
Coordinator of Familial Cancer Clinic
Coordinator of Huntington Disease Trial
Cindy Hunter joined the Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics after graduating from the Indiana University Genetic Counseling Program in 1996. She primarily coordinates and provides genetic counseling for the Indiana Familial Cancer Clinic (IFCC). In this clinic Cindy, together with Dr. Gail Vance, evaluates family histories of cancer, including breast cancer, breast and ovarian cancer, and colon cancer, as well as evaluates family histories for rarer cancer syndromes such as von Hipple-Lindau syndrome and Li-Fraumeni syndrome. The IFCC also has a research component, and recently has begun a study looking at the family histories of individuals diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Cindy is also involved in supervising the genetic counseling students during their IFCC rotation and teaches a course in cancer genetic counseling.
In addition to her genetic counseling responsibilities, she coordinates a national Huntington Disease drug study funded by the National Institutes of Health and sponsored by the Huntington Disease Study Group. This 3-year study is examining the efficacy of a natural compound, CoEnzyme Q10, and an experimental compound, remacemide, in slowing down the progression of Huntington Disease.