Vanderbilt Breast Center / Our Services / High-Risk Breast Clinic

High-Risk Breast Clinic

Many factors can put you at a higher risk for breast cancer. Our high-risk specialists provide the most advanced information about these risk factors, including changes in your DNA, called mutations, that increase your risk of breast cancer. We offer screening, education and resources to help you proactively manage your risk. Our team works with you to create a personalized plan for prevention and early detection of breast cancer.

Conditions We Treat

  • Gene mutations that increases risk of breast cancer, such as BRCA1 or BRCA2
  • Biopsy detecting non-cancerous, abnormal cells
  • Family history of breast cancer
  • Previous chest wall radiation for cancer

Tests, Treatments and Services

  • High-risk screening, including MRI and 3D mammography
  • Individual and family consultation and evaluation
  • Patient and family resources
  • Risk management planning

High-Risk Breast Clinic: Why Choose Vanderbilt

  • Recognized care: We are accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. This accreditation ensures our institution is held to the highest standards of care for patients with breast disease. The Vanderbilt Breast Center is affiliated with Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Tennessee that treats adults and children. We are also recognized as a national leader in cancer care by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. The Vanderbilt Breast Center is recognized as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology. This designation is considered the gold standard in medical imaging.
  • Top specialists: Our doctors specialize in the screening, prevention, diagnosis and management of breast disease, with a focus on breast cancer.
  • A team approach: Our high-risk specialists work together to create a customized screening plan that meets your unique needs. We provide the most advanced information about the mutations that expose you to breast cancer. We help you navigate your options to create a high-risk management plan that is right for you.
  • Innovative research: Our researchers not only apply the latest research in breast care, but also pioneer some of the newest innovations. We established the SPORE in Breast Cancer program. This program is one of only five in the country and focuses on innovative research for better diagnosis, prognosis, screening, prevention and treatment of breast cancer.
  • Clinical trials: As the only academic medical center in Middle Tennessee, we offer access to clinical trials investigating new, promising technologies and approaches to care.


Vanderbilt Breast Center
719 Thompson Lane, Suite 25000
Nashville, TN 37204
Maps and Directions

Vanderbilt Health Breast Center
324 Cool Springs Blvd., Suite B          
Franklin, TN 37067
Maps and Directions

High-Risk Breast Clinic Care Team