Did you know that Thanksgiving is also National Family History Day❓ As you prep for Thanksgiving consider having a conversation about any history of hereditary gastrointestinal diseases in your family. Knowing your family health history allows you to take steps to reduce your risk and make the right decisions at the best time. Family gatherings can be a good time to discuss these issues. As you gather this information it is important to think about sharing it with your healt
Michelle Springer, MS, CGC CGA-IGC Communications Committee The Collaborative Group of the Americas – Inherited Gastrointestinal Cancer (CGA-IGC) was thrilled to hold its first in-person conference since 2019 in Nashville, TN, from November 11-13, under the leadership of 2022 CGA-IGC President, Dr. Swati Patel, a gastroenterologist at University of Colorado. We pride ourselves on attracting experts from various specialties, including genetic counselors, gastroenterologists, s
The #HereditaryGICancer community made some notable noise on Twitter during #CGAIGC22 We're delighted to share the top overall tweets based around the #CGAIGC22 hashtag on engagement, likes and retweets and then then the top 10 for some of the categories. Thanks to the #HereditaryGICancer community for your Twitter efforts during #CGAIGC22.
We value our members and are constantly looking for ways to show our appreciation for their continued contribution and loyalty. The CGA-IGC Fellowship was initiated in 2022 to recognize CGA-IGC members who have made a significant contribution to the society, through service, research, advocacy or education.
At the recent CGA-IGC Awards Ceremony held on November 10th prior to our annual meeting in Nashville, TN we recognized and celebrated the inaugural class of the CGA-IGC
Image courtesy of www.cancertherapyadvisor.com Professional societies currently recommend genetic testing in all patients diagnosed with colorectal under age 50, though are now considering expanding germline genetic testing in colorectal cancer patients of all ages. Previous studies have described the genetic spectrum among CRC patients from academic referral institutions, thus may not be generalizable to the general population of CRC patients. Dr. Sarah Coughlin from the Uni
Image courtesy of everydayhealth.com Based on the known yield of germline genetic testing in patients with colorectal cancer, professional societies currently recommend genetic testing in all patients diagnosed with colorectal under age 50, and are now expanding germline genetic testing in colorectal cancer patients of all ages. A clinical question that commonly arises is whether patients with appendiceal cancer have a similar germline spectrum as patients with colon cancer.
The Collaborative Group of the Americas on Inherited Gastrointestinal Cancer (CGA-IGC) will be holding its 26th Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee November 11-13th, 2022. This three-day event will again offer unique opportunities for delegates to enjoy top scientific presentations, exchange views and meet with the top thought leaders and decision makers of the hereditary GI cancer community, in a relaxed and collegial setting. . This will be the first in-person annual me
As everyone gets geared up for our annual meeting November 11-13th in the Music City, we’re thrilled to announce a new initiative: the CGA-IGC Ambassador Program. This exciting program is aimed to strengthen the relationships, promote collaborations, and share resources between international organizations active in the #HereditaryGICancer field. . To help move this effort forward, the CGA-IGC Executive Council has nominated Prof. Mev Dominguez-Valentin, PhD to serve as the in
Nominating and voting privileges for Executive Council is one of the key CGA-IGC membership benefits and we're thrilled to announce that our members' vote has elected Cathryn Koptiuch MS, CGC; Elana Levinson MS, CGC and Greg Idos MD, MS to the CGA-IGC Executive Council. Dr Swati G. Patel, CGA-IGC President commented "The greatest strength of our organization is in its members and leaders. I am in awe of the volunteerism at all levels, but especially exhibited at the top tier
Understanding the Relation Between Lynch Syndrome and the Oral and Fecal Microbiota The Colon Cancer Foundation (CCF) spoke with Alessandro Mannucci, MD, who received the 2022 Colon Cancer Foundation and CGA-IGC Colorectal Cancer Research Scholar Award to present his work at the 2022 CGA-IGC Annual Meeting in Nashville, TN, November 11-13. Dr. Mannucci, a medical resident in gastroenterology and gastrointestinal endoscopy at the San Raffael Hospital, Milan, Italy, will be pr
On behalf of the CGA-IGC Executive Council, I would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all of our corporate sponsors. The highly anticipated 2022 CGA-IGC Annual Meeting Nov 11-13th in Nashville could not happen without the generous support of our sponsors. We look forward to connecting with everyone in Nashville. Sincerely,
Swati G. Patel