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Laura Barton, MA, MS, CGC

Specialty: Genetics
Program: Genetics


Laura V. Barton is a Certified Genetic Counselor specializing in inherited cancer syndromes in the Moffitt Cancer Center Department of Personalized Medicine. She has been practicing as a genetic counselor at Moffitt for 4 years. Laura completed her Genetic Counselor training at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, and earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Central Florida. She also has a Master’s degree in Bioethics and Medical Humanities from the University of South Florida. She is board certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling since 2012. In addition to providing genetic counseling to patients, she works closely with the Clinical Genomic Action Committee in reviewing results of tumor genomic testing to identify patients who may benefit from meeting with a genetic counselor. Laura serves on the ethics committee at Moffitt, and plays an active role in the genetic counselor training program at the University of South Florida as a clinical supervisor and lecturer.

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  • Mallen AR, Conley CC, Fuzzell L, Ketcher D, Augusto BM, McIntyre M, Barton LV, Townsend MK, Fridley BL, Tworoger SS, Wenham RM, Vadaparampil ST. "I think that a brief conversation from their provider can go a very long way": Patient and provider perspectives on barriers and facilitators of genetic testing after ovarian cancer. Support Care Cancer. 2021 May.29(5):2663-2677. Pubmedid: 32975643. Pmcid: PMC7981241.
  • Janssen WE, Ribickas A, Meyer LV, Smilee RC. Large-scale Ficoll gradient separations using a commercially available, effectively closed, system. Cytotherapy. 2010 May.12(3):418-424. Pubmedid: 20184500.

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