University of Toronto

Dr. Kelly Metcalfe

Dr. Kelly Metcalfe is the Bloomberg Professor of Cancer Genetics and Associate Dean of Research and External Relations at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto and an Adjunct Scientist at the Familial Breast Cancer Research Institute at the Women’s College Research Institute.

Dr. Metcalfe is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, and of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences; she is also a member of the New College of Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada. She holds funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, and has received the Excellence in Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Award from the Oncology Nursing Society.

Dr. Metcalfe’s Biography

Genetic Testing

Genetic Counselling And Testing

Dr. Metcalfe is a member of the Familial Breast Cancer Clinic at Women’s College Hospital.  This clinic provides genetic counselling and testing for individuals at risk of breast or ovarian cancers and offers a biannual conference for individuals with BRCA mutations.  Dr. Metcalfe provides counselling for women identified with a BRCA mutation when making decisions about breast cancer prevention.

Make an appointment: Please contact Joanne Frew (Clinic Administrator) at 416-351-3800 ext. 2748

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Dr. Metcalfe’s primary area of research is on the prevention and treatment of cancer in individuals at an increased risk of developing the disease. This includes both individuals with a genetic predisposition to cancer (BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation) and those at a moderate risk of developing the disease.  She has published extensively on the treatment of BRCA-associated breast cancer, and the implications of cancer preventive options including prophylactic mastectomy and oophorectomy. In addition, she has developed a decision aid for breast cancer prevention in women with a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation.

Current and Past Studies