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The vision of the CGA-IGC is to eliminate morbidity and early mortality of hereditary gastrointestinal cancers.

Mission Statement

The mission of the CGA-IGC is to advance science, clinical care and advocacy for patients with inherited gastrointestinal cancers through research, education and outreach as the leading authority in the Americas.

Through this mission, the CGA-IGC offers the following:

  • Education regarding the clinical management and molecular genetics of inherited gastrointestinal cancer to physicians, allied healthcare professionals, patients, and their families

  • Access to collaborative trials and studies

  • Resources for developing new hereditary registries and supporting their registries

  • A forum for exchange of ideas

  • Multidisciplinary expertise in clinical care, healthcare policy, and research related to hereditary gastrointestinal cancer

Members enjoy numerous benefits throughout the year that include:

  • Free access to high yield webinars

  • Monthly Journal Scan highlighting top hereditary cancer articles across disciplines

  • Opportunity to be listed in the CGA Membership Directory

  • Discounted registration fees to the Annual Meeting

  • Unrestricted access to members only sections on the CGA website

  • Nominating and voting privileges for CGA President and Executive Council

  • Opportunity to serve on the CGA Executive Council

  • Website posting privileges for job openings and research recruitment

  • Eligibility for Collaborative Fund research grants

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CGA-IGC Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Collaborative Group of the Americas on Inherited Gastrointestinal Cancer (CGA-IGC) promotes diversity and inclusiveness throughout the organization including in its membership, governance, and education programming.  The CGA-IGC also recognizes the importance of advancing health equity in patient care in achieving our core mission as an organization.


The CGA-IGC is committed to:

  • Fostering an environment that is inclusive of all groups including, but not limited to sex, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, varying physical and mental abilities, professional specialty, and level of training.

  • Increasing diversity within the organization that mirrors the rich and heterogeneous skills and professions of the hereditary gastrointestinal cancer medical community.

  • Reducing disparities in health and healthcare and expanding research opportunities for patients and families at risk for gastrointestinal cancers.


November 11-13, 2022


Swati Patel, MD, MS

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Peter Stanich, MD


Randall Brand, MD
Past President

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Michael Hall MD, MS

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James Church, MD
Administrative Director


November 11-13, 2022

2022 CGA Annual Meeting

Nashville, TN, USA

Past CGA-IGC Grant recipient webinar (in addition to the 2022 webinar series):

Speaker: Allison Burton-Chase, PhD

Date: July 21st

Time: noon ET / 9am PT



CGA-IGC 2022 Webinar series

Webinar 5: Expert curation

Speaker: Intan Schrader, MD

Date: August 18th

Time: 1pm ET / 10am PT

Free for members- register here

Non-members - register & pay here

Upcoming webinars



We host podcasts interviewing experts in the field about their latest contributions to the field that advance the care of hereditary GI cancer patients and their families. These podcasts are open access to all!

 We host an annual webinar series where world renowned experts in hereditary cancers are invited to discuss the latest developments in hereditary GI cancer prevention, research and treatment. Webinars are free for members.

On a monthly basis, we scan over 30 medical journals from the fields of Gastroenterology, Genetics, Oncology, Surgery, Pathology, Science and General Medicine to curate articles specific to Hereditary GI Cancer. This scan is delivered directly to our members’ inboxes monthly!

Check here for collections of authoritative multi-media resources on a variety of topics that will help advance care of hereditary GI patients.


"I like how small and tight knit this group seems to be. It really encourages collaboration and interesting discussions. I love how all of the lectures were pertinent to my role as a genetic counselor."

"Ability to interact with others working in this field. The topics this year were great, and very relevant. They covered the breadth from genetics, surgical management, and oncology which brought together a diverse group of attendees."

"The individual talks within each session were very complimentary. Every year we learn new things that change how we practice in the clinic. Topics are cutting edge with great data presented."


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