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UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

Nicole Z. Mans, M.S., L.C.G.C. View profile as PDF

Nicole Z. Mans

Philosophy of Care

Nicole Mans strives to help patients and their families to understand their risk for cancer and the implications for their medical management.  She works to promote patients’ informed choices about genetic testing and supports their ability to choose the option that is best for them.

Clinical Interests

Nicole Mans offers comprehensive genetic counseling and testing services for adults and children who have a personal or family history suggestive of hereditary cancer.  She sees patients in her own clinic and in a team with the Hereditary Cancer Program physicians.


Genetic Counselor, Hereditary Cancer Program


Genetic Counseling, Cancer Genetics and Genomics


UC Davis Cancer Center

Center/Program Affiliation:


UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
2279 45th Street
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions
Phone: 916-734-5959
Phone: 800-800--362-5566

Additional Phone:

Department Fax: 916-734-6215
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)


M.S., Genetic Counseling, California State University, Stanislaus, 2012
M.S., Entomology, UC Davis, Davis CA 2007
M.S., Epidemiology, UC Davis, Davis CA 2006
B.A., Oberlin College, Oberlin OH 2003

Board Certifications:

American Board of Genetic Counseling,

Professional Memberships:

National Society of Genetic Counselors

Select Honors and Awards:

National Society of Genetic Counselors Student/Industry Internship Award, 2011

Fulbright U.S. Student Program Grant, 2007

Select Recent Publications:

Strom, S.P., R. Lozano, H. Lee, N. Dorrani, J. Mann, P.F. O’Lague, N.Z. Mans, J.L. Deignan, E. Vilain, S.F. Nelson, W.W. Grody, F. Quintero-Rivera. De Novo variants in the KMT2A (MLL) gene causing atypical Wiedemann-Steiner syndrome in two unrelated individuals identified by clinical exome sequencing. BMC Medical Genetics. 2014; 15:49. 

Mans, N.Z. “Medically actionable” secondary findings in clinical practice: a case study. UC Davis Human Genomics Forum, Sacramento, California (platform presentation). 2014.

Scheidler, L.C., M.M. Dunphy-Daly, B.J. White, D.R. Andrew, N.Z. Mans, and M.C. Garvin.  Survey of Aedes triseriatus (Diptera: Culicidae) for LaCrosse encephalitis and West Nile virus in Lorain County, Ohio. J of Medical Entomology. 2006;43(3): 589-593.

White, B.J., D.R. Andrew, N.Z. Mans, O.A. Ohajuruka, and M.C. Garvin. West Nile virus in mosquitoes of northern Ohio, Am J of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2006;75: 346-349.

Mans, N.Z., S.E. Yurgionas, M.C. Garvin, R.E. Gary, J.D. Bresky, A.C. Galaitsis, and O.A. Ohajuruka. West Nile virus in mosquitoes of northern Ohio. Am J of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2004;02;70: 562-565.

Mans, N.Z., L. Hache, D. Harvey, E. Henricson, and CINRG Investigators. Deletion Mutations Bordering Exon 44 of the DMD Gene:  The CINRG Experience. Annual Education Conference, National Society of Genetic Counselors, Boston, Massachusetts 2012 (platform presentation).

To see if Nicole Z. Mans is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).