Working GroupsThe objective of the CGC Working Groups is to create consensus statements and standard practice guidelines for utilizing genomics in the clinical care of specific cancer types from a review of peer-reviewed publications. This work will lead to publications that positively impact the appropriate utilization and reimbursement of genomics testing in cancer.
CGC working groups were commissioned in August 2015 at the CGC Annual Meeting. Working Groups were developed to bring together members in order to facilitate teamwork, personal growth, professional growth and scientific achievements. Working Groups and group leaders are listed below.
Cancer Specific Working Groups
Type of Cancer
|Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia||Betsy Hirsch (University of Minnesota) and Yassmine Akkari (Legacy Central Laboratory)|
|CNS / Brain Tumors||Azra Ligon (Harvard Medical School) and Stewart Neill (Emory University)|
|Multiple Myeloma / Plasma Cell Disorders||Min Fang (University of Washington) and Trevor Pugh (University of Toronto)|
|Myeloid Neoplasms||Xinjie Xu (ARUP Laboratories) and Rashmi Kanagal Shamanna (MD Anderson)|
|Renal Cell Carcinoma||Yajuan Liu (University of Washington)|
|Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia||Patricia Miron (UMassMemorial Medical Center) and Alka Chaubey (Greenwood)|
|Melanoma||Ravindra Kolhe (Medical College of Georgia)|
|Breast Cancer||Katherine Geiersbach (Mayo Clinic)|
Other Working Groups
|Reporting practices for constitutional genomic testing||Brynn Levy (Columbia University Medical Center) & Catherine Redher (Duke)|
|B-ALL||Yassmine Akkari (Legacy Health) and Matt Meredith (Myriad))|
|T-ALL||Yassmine Akkari (Legacy Health) and Matt Meredith (Myriad))|
If you are interested in becoming involved in working groups, please contact Karla Gay at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Working Groups meet during a roundtable session at the Annual Meetings and lead panel discussions summarizing each group’s efforts. We look forward to the roundtable sessions and panel presentations being a very meaningful part of the annual meeting!