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Jennie Vagher
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Jennie Vagher, CGC

Languages spoken: English

Clinical Locations

Huntsman Cancer Institute - Cancer Hospital South

Clinic 2B, Genetics/Family Cancer Assessment
Salt Lake City
801-587-9555
  • Jennie Vagher is a board-certified genetic counselor who graduated from the University of Utah’s Genetics Program in Genetic Counseling. She joined the Family Cancer Assessment Clinic at Huntsman Cancer Institute in 2017. She lead the development of the pediatric Bone Marrow Failure program and the adult Bone Marrow Failure program for patients with inherited Bone Marrow Failure syndromes and other predispositions to hematologic malignancies. She provides genetic counseling services to patients across Utah, including those seen at Primary Children's Hospital and at LDS Hospital. She has specific interests in the management of telomere biology disorders and has a relationship with the Division of Pulmonology at University of Utah to provide genetic evaluation to patients with interstitial lung diseases. She also has specific interests in pediatric cancer predispositions, with expertise in Li-Fraumeni syndrome and DICER1 syndrome. She is an expert in rare cancer predisposition syndromes.

    She works closely with Dr. Luke Maese and Dr. Joshua Schiffman in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Dr. Mary Beth Scholand in the Division of Pulmonology, and Dr. Srinivas Tantravahi and Dr. Charles Parker in Adult Hematology.

    Specialties

    Board Certification

    American Board of Genetic Counseling

    Patient Rating

    5.0 /5
    ( out of 31 reviews )

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    April 21, 2024
    HUNTSMAN CANCER CENTER

    Jennie has an exceptional gift of being able to teach the patient about their care and the benefits that will come in the future for the patient and generations to come.

    April 13, 2024
    HUNTSMAN CANCER CENTER

    Ms. Vagher was relaxed and open and very helpful explaining to us what we wanted to kno.

    April 13, 2024
    HUNTSMAN CANCER CENTER

    Jennie Vagher was amazing. She did such a great job at interacting with Adrian and my daughter and was very good at explaining everything on their level.

    January 13, 2024
    HUNTSMAN CANCER CENTER

    I had a very positive experience! They were very warm and friendly and very informative!

    December 03, 2023
    HUNTSMAN CANCER CENTER

    Compassionate care and thorough researching and knowledge of our daughter¿s extremely rare genetic condition. Excellent communication and thorough follow up of future plans. Looking forward to continuing to work with Jenny.

    October 21, 2023
    HUNTSMAN CANCER CENTER

    Very helpful.

    August 17, 2023
    HUNTSMAN CANCER CENTER

    Jennie explained the process well, and listened carefully and answered all questions great.

    August 12, 2023
    HUNTSMAN CANCER CENTER

    She is wonderful!

    August 04, 2023
    HUNTSMAN CANCER CENTER

    Very nice and knowledgeable

  • Jennie Vagher is a board-certified genetic counselor who graduated from the University of Utah’s Genetics Program in Genetic Counseling. She joined the Family Cancer Assessment Clinic at Huntsman Cancer Institute in 2017. She lead the development of the pediatric Bone Marrow Failure program and the adult Bone Marrow Failure program for patients with inherited Bone Marrow Failure syndromes and other predispositions to hematologic malignancies. She provides genetic counseling services to patients across Utah, including those seen at Primary Children's Hospital and at LDS Hospital. She has specific interests in the management of telomere biology disorders and has a relationship with the Division of Pulmonology at University of Utah to provide genetic evaluation to patients with interstitial lung diseases. She also has specific interests in pediatric cancer predispositions, with expertise in Li-Fraumeni syndrome and DICER1 syndrome. She is an expert in rare cancer predisposition syndromes.

    She works closely with Dr. Luke Maese and Dr. Joshua Schiffman in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Dr. Mary Beth Scholand in the Division of Pulmonology, and Dr. Srinivas Tantravahi and Dr. Charles Parker in Adult Hematology.

    Board Certification and Academic Information

    Academic Departments Huntsman Cancer Institute -Midlevel
    Internal Medicine -Adjunct
    Population Health Sciences -Adjunct
    Academic Divisions Oncology
    Board Certification
    American Board of Genetic Counseling

    Selected Publications

    Journal Article

    1. Fan EM, Vagher J, Meznarich JA, Ubico EM, Goteti S, Peterson D, Rayes A, Maese LD (2023). Severe congenital neutropenia, SRP54 pathogenicity, and a framework for surveillance. Am J Med Genet A, 191(5), 1434-1441. (Read full article)
    2. Harriman JW, Espinel WF, Vagher J, Gammon A (2022). BRCA1/2 Variants Identified Through Tumor Genomic Profiling: Assessing Genetic Counseling Outcomes. JCO Precis Oncol, 6, e2100375. (Read full article)
    3. Li P, Brown S, Williams M, White TA, Xie W, Cui W, Peker D, Lei L, Kunder CA, Wang HY, Murray SS, Vagher J, Kovacsovics T, Patel JL (2022). The genetic landscape of germline DDX41 variants predisposing to myeloid neoplasms. Blood, 140, 716-755. (Read full article)
    4. Maxwell KN, Cheng HH, Powers J, Gulati R, Ledet EM, Morrison C, Le A, Hausler R, Stopfer J, Hyman S, Kohlmann W, Naumer A, Vagher J, Greenberg SE, Naylor L, Laurino M, Konnick EQ, Shirts BH, AlDubayan SH, Van Allen EM, Nguyen B, Vijai J, Abida W, Carlo MI, Dubard-Gault M, Lee DJ, Maese LD, Mandelker D, Montgomery B, Morris MJ, Nicolosi P, Nussbaum RL, Schwartz LE, Stadler Z, Garber JE, Offit K, Schiffman JD, Nelson PS, Sartor O, Walsh MF, Pritchard CC (2021). Inherited TP53 Variants and Risk of Prostate Cancer. Eur Urol, 81, 243-250. (Read full article)
    5. Iglesias Cardenas F, Agarwal AM, Vagher J, Maese L, Fluchel M, Afify Z (2020). Two Clonally Distinct B-Cell Lymphomas Reveal the Diagnosis of XLP1 in a Male Child and His Asymptomatic Male Relatives: Case Report and Review of the Literature. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol, 43(8), e1210-e1213. (Read full article)
    6. Thomsen W, Maese L, Vagher J, Moore K, Cheshier SH, Hofmann JW, Bruggers C (2022). Early Presentation of Homozygous Mismatch Repair Deficient Glioblastoma in Teen With Lynch Syndrome: Implications for Treatment and Surveillance. JCO Precis Oncol, 5, 670-675. (Read full article)
    7. Li P, White T, Xie W, Cui W, Peker D, Zeng G, Wang HY, Vagher J, Brown S, Williams M, Kovacsovics T, Patel JL (2021). AML with germline DDX41 variants is a clinicopathologically distinct entity with an indolent clinical course and favorable outcome. Leukemia, 36, 664-674. (Read full article)
    8. Chavez-Yenter D, Vagher J, Clayton MF, Rindler M, Shukovich M, Kaphingst KA (2021). "Being proactive, not reactive": exploring perceptions of genetic testing among White, Latinx, and Pacific Islander Populations. J Community Genet, 12(4), 617-630. (Read full article)
    9. Maxwell KN, Cheng HH, Powers J, Gulati R, Ledet EM, Morrison C, Le A, Hausler R, Stopfer J, Hyman S, Kohlmann W, Naumer A, Vagher J, Greenberg SE, Naylor L, Laurino M, Konnick EQ, Shirts BH, AlDubayan SH, Van Allen EM, Nguyen B, Vijai J, Abida W, Carlo MI, Dubard-Gault M, Lee DJ, Maese LD, Mandelker D, Montgomery B, Morris MJ, Nicolosi P, Nussbaum RL, Schwartz LE, Stadler Z, Garber JE, Offit K, Schiffman JD, Nelson PS, Sartor O, Walsh MF, Pritchard CC (2021). Inherited TP53 Variants and Risk of Prostate Cancer. Eur Urol. (Read full article)
    10. Landrith T, Li B, Cass AA, Conner BR, LaDuca H, McKenna DB, Maxwell KN, Domchek S, Morman NA, Heinlen C, Wham D, Koptiuch C, Vagher J, Rivera R, Bunnell A, Patel G, Geurts JL, Depas MM, Gaonkar S, Pirzadeh-Miller S, Krukenberg R, Seidel M, Pilarski R, Farmer M, Pyrtel K, Milliron K, Lee J, Hoodfar E, Nathan D, Ganzak AC, Wu S, Vuong H, Xu D, Arulmoli A, Parra M, Hoang L, Molparia B, Fennessy M, Fox S, Charpentier S, Burdette J, Pesaran T, Profato J, Smith B, Haynes G, Dalton E, Crandall JRR, Baxter R, Lu HM, Tippin-Davis B, Elliott A, Chao E, Karam R (2020). Splicing profile by capture RNA-seq identifies pathogenic germline variants in tumor suppressor genes. NPJ Precis Oncol, 4(1). (Read full article)
    11. Himes DO, Vagher J (2020). Patient With Questions About Cancer Risk. Eur Urol, 16(7), e109-e112. (Read full article)
    12. Moody EW, Vagher J, Espinel W, Goldgar D, Hagerty KJ, Gammon A (2022). Comparison of Somatic and Germline Variant Interpretation in Hereditary Cancer Genes. JCO Precis Oncol, 3, 1-8. (Read full article)

    Review

    1. Vagher J, Mehrhoff CJ, Florou V, Maese LD (2024). Genetic Predisposition to Sarcoma: What Should Clinicians Know? [Review]. Curr Treat Options Oncol. (Read full article)
    2. Vagher J, Gammon A, Kohlmann W, Jeter J (2022). Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers and Other Cutaneous Manifestations in Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes and Rare DNA Repair Disorders. [Review]. Front Oncol, 12, 837059. (Read full article)
    3. Vagher J, Dietz MS, Schiffman JD, Kohlmann W, Maese L (2022). Germline predisposition to soft tissue sarcoma. [Review]. J Cancer Metastasis Treat, 8. (Read full article)

    Book Chapter

    1. Vagher J, Maese L, Gammon A, Kohlmann W, Schiffman JD (2021). Inherited Risk for Childhood Leukemia . In Malkin D (Ed.), The Hereditary Basis of Childhood Cancer (1st Edition). Cham Springer.
    2. Vagher J, Maese L, Gammon A, Kohlmann W, Schiffman JD (2021). Inherited risk for childhood leukemia. In Vagher J|Maese L|Gammon A|Kohlmann W|Schiffman JD (Ed.), The Hereditary Basis of Childhood Cancer (pp. 315-360). (Read full article)

    Case Report

    1. Franke K, Vagher J, Boyle J, Hall A, Smith-Simmer K (2022). Rare variant in the fumarate hydratase gene found in patients with clinical features of hereditary leiomyomatosis and renal cell cancer (HLRCC): A case series. Clin Case Rep, 10(3), e05513. (Read full article)
    2. Kerrigan K, Chan J, Vagher J, Kohlmann W, Naumer A, Anson J, Low S, Schiffman J, Maese L (2021). Lung Cancer in Li-Fraumeni Syndrome. JCO Precis Oncol, 5. (Read full article)
    3. Rathi N, Anderson N, Greenberg S, Vagher J, Agarwal N, Hahn AW (2018). DNA Damage Repair (DDR) Mutations and the Utility of High-Risk Genetics Clinics in Metastatic Castration-Refractory Prostate Cancer (mCRPC). World J Oncol, 9(4), 119-122. (Read full article)

    Letter

    1. Tantravahi SK, Huber BD, Vagher J, Maese L, Pomicter AD, Al-Sweel N, Asch JD, Toydemir RM, Hong B, Parker C (2022). Genome-wide uniparental disomy as a mechanism of immune escape in acquired aplastic anaemia. [Letter to the editor]. Br J Haematol, 198(6), e78-e81. (Read full article)
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