Joy Larsen Haidle, MS, CGC, is immediate past president of the National Society of Genetic Counselors. As NSGC’s Cancer Expert, Larsen Haidle can discuss hereditary cancer syndromes such as Lynch syndrome and hereditary breast cancer, and is an active public policy advocate for genetic testing. She is experienced in helping patients with a higher risk of genetic diseases understand genetic testing results, navigate through treatment options, and educate family members about their potential risk of disease.
An author of several genetic counseling practice guidelines, including colorectal cancer joint practice guidelines and cancer counseling, Larsen Haidle is a proven cancer genetic counseling leader. She also has an impressive array of published articles on topics such as Lynch syndrome, a disease that increases one’s risk for cancers, particularly of the colon and rectum; and juvenile polyposis, a disorder characterized by polyps in the gastrointestinal tract.
In addition to her role with NSGC, Larsen Haidle is a genetic counselor at Humphrey Cancer Center in Robbinsdale, Minn. She is a member of the American Society of Human Genetics, the Minnesota Genetic Counselors Association and the Collaborative Group of the Americas on Inherited Colorectal Cancers.
Larsen Haidle attended Buena Vista College and earned a master’s degree in Human Genetics from Sarah Lawrence College. She is certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling, and is a 2012 recipient of NSGC’s leadership award for most outstanding volunteer.