Kristin Baker Niendorf, MS, CGC

Philosophy of Care:

Hereditary risk is found in all types of cancer and non-hereditary factors also can increase the risk of cancer. The Cancer Risk Management Program ensures that patients with increased cancer risks are systematically identified, referred for genetic counseling as needed and followed on a regular basis in order to minimize the risk of future cancers. We strive to look at a patient as a whole rather than focusing on one cancer or organ type.

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Journal of Genetic Counseling
Associate Editor, 2007-Present

Minnesota Genetic Counselors Association
Chair, 2009-2011
Social Policy Chair, 2011-current

National Society of Genetic Counselors
Best Full Member Abstract Award, 2003

National Society of Genetic Counselors
Region I Outstanding Genetic Counselor Award, 2003

Tracy A. Bensend, Patricia McCarthy Veach, Kristin Baker Niendorf. What's the Harm? Genetic Counselor Perceptions of Adverse Effects of Genetics Service Provision by Non-Genetics Professionals. Journal of Genetic Counseling. Published online June 12, 2013.
Wang W, Niendorf KB, Patel D, Blackford A, Marroni F, Sober AJ, Parmigiani G, Tsao H. Estimating CDKN2A Carrier Probability and Personal Cancer Risk Assessments in Hereditary Melanoma Using MelaPRO. Cancer Research 2010;70:552-9

Matloff ET, Shannon KM, Moyer A, Col NF. Should Menopausal Women at Increased Risk for Breast Cancer Use Tamoxifen, Raloxifene, or Hormone Therapy? A Framework for Personalized Risk Assessment and Counseling. Journal of Cancer Education. 22 (1):10-14. 2007.

Genetic and functional analysis of CHEK2 (CHK2) variants in multiethnic cohorts. Bell DW, Kim SH, Godwin AK, Schiripo TA, Harris PL, Haserlat SM, Wahrer DC, Haiman CA, Daly MB, Niendorf KB, Smith MR, Sgroi DC, Garber JE, Olopade OI, Le Marchand L, Henderson BE, Altshuler D, Haber DA, Freedman ML. International Journal of Cancer. 2007 Dec 15;121(12):2661-7.

Goldstein AM, Chan M, Harland M, Gillanders E, Hayward N, Avril M-F, Azizi E, Bianchi-Scarra G, Bishop DT, Bressac-de-Paillerets B, Bruno W, Calista D, Cannon Albright L, Demenais F, Elder D, Ghiorzo P, Gruis N, Hansson J, Hogg D, Holland E, Kane PA, Kefford RF, Landi MT, Lang J, Leachman SA, MacKie R, Magnusson V, Mann GJ, Niendorf KB, Newton Bishop J, Palmer J, Puig S, Juig JA, de Snoo F, Stark M, Tsao H, Whitaker ML, Yakobson E, The Lund Melanoma Study and the Melanoma Genetics Consortium (GenoMEL). High-Risk Melanoma Susceptibility Genes and Pancreatic Cancer System Tumors , and Uveal Melanoma Across GenoMEL. Cancer Research. 66:9818-9828. 2006.

Niendorf KB, Goggins W, Yang G, Tsai KY, Shennan M, Bell DW, Sober AJ, Hogg D, Tsao H. MELPREDICT: A Logistic Regression Model to Estimate CDKN2A Carrier Probability. Journal of Medical Genetics. 43(6)501-506. 2006.

Niendorf KB, Tsao H. Cutaneous Melanoma: Family Screening and Genetic Testing. Dermatologic Therapy.19:1-8. 2006.

Matloff E, Moyer A, Shannon KM, Niendorf KB, Col NF. Healthy Women with a Family History of Breast Cancer: Impact of a Tailored Genetics Counseling Intervention on Risk Perception, Knowledge, and Menopausal Therapy Decision Making. Journal of Women's Health. 15(7) 2006. Niendorf KB, Tsao H. Cutaneous Melanoma: Family Screening and Genetic Testing. Dermatologic Therapy.19:1-8. 2006.

Jo WS, Bandipalliam P, Shannon KM, Niendorf KB, Chan-Smutko G, Hur C, Syngal S, Chung DC. Correlation of Polyp Number and Family History of Colon Cancer with Germline MYH Mutations. Clinical Gastroenterology. 3(10)1022-1028. 2005.

Somoano B, Niendorf KB, Tsao H. Hereditary cancer syndromes of the skin. Clinics in Dermatology. 3(10):1022-8. 2005.

Tsao H and Niendorf K. Genetic Testing in Hereditary Melanoma. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 51(5):803-808. 2004.

Yang G, Niendorf KB, Tsao H. A Novel Methionine-53-Valine Mutation of p16 in a Hereditary Melanoma Kindred. Journal of Investigative Dermatology. 123:574-575. 2004.

Tsao H, Sober A, Niendorf KB, Zembowicz A. Case 7-2004- A 48-Year-Old Woman with Multiple Atypical Pigmented Lesions and a Personal and Family History of Melanoma. New England Journal of Medicine. 350:924-932. 2004.

Bennett RL, Pettersen BJ, Niendorf KB, Anderson RR. Developing Standard Recommendations (Guidelines) for Genetic Counseling Practice: A Process of the National Society of Genetic Counselors. Journal of Genetic Counseling.12(4):287-295. 2003.

Niendorf, KB and Shannon, KM. The Role of Genetic Testing and Effect on Patient Care. Archives of Dermatology. 137:1515-1519. 2001.

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