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The Collaborative Group of the Americas on Inherited Gastrointestinal Cancer (CGA-IGC)

The Collaborative Group of Americas on Inherited Gastrointestinal Cancer (CGA-IGC) was established in 1995 to improve understanding of the basic science of inherited gastrointestinal cancer and the clinical management of affected families.

The CGA-IGC’s clinical and research focus is hereditary gastrointestinal cancer syndromes, including but not limited to:

• Lynch Syndrome

• Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP)

• Familial Pancreatic Cancer

• Gastric Adenocarcinoma Proximal Polyposis of the Stomach (GAPPS)

• Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer

• Hereditary Mixed Polyposis Syndrome

• Juvenile Polyposis Syndrome

• MUTYH Associated Polyposis (MAP)

• Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome

• Polymerase Proofreading-Associated Polyposis (PPAP)

• PTEN Hamartoma Tumor Syndrome

• Serrated Polyposis Syndrome,

Vision Statement

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 and clinical care of inherited gastrointestinal cancers through research, education and patient advocacy 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

CGA-IGC’s Committment to Diversity, Equity & 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.

Our Members

The CGA-IGC is a community of over 400 clinicians, geneticists, researchers and patient advocates actively involved in our year-round society offerings, including continuing-education accredited webinars, monthly email journal scans and collaborative research meetings. Our wider network of over 1000 individuals includes scientific leaders and patient-advocacy organizations who receive regular communcation from our society via newsletters, and who are invited to participatein our open access resources including social media activities (such as Twitter Journal Clubs), patient education materials, research opportunities, and our podcast series (which has over 2000 listens/downloads).

Join CGA-IGC today and access our valuable membership benefits, including a discounted annual meeting registration rate.

Our Committees and Their Work

CGA-IGC Committees work to foster an environment of collaboration and to offer members greater involvement with the society.

Education Committee – provides regular updates for the website, reviews literature, and develops educational materials for professionals and patients.

Communications and Membership Committee –
represents CGA-IGC with other professional organizations in an effort to increase membership and grow member engagement through social media and other communications platforms.

Research Committee –
ensuring the compilation of a comprehensive list of ongoing studies and providing this information to members through the website. The committee also facilitates collaborations among investigators.,

Meeting Planning Committee –
oversees the planning of the Annual Meeting.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee – responsible for promoting diversity and inclusiveness throughout the organization, including in its membership, governance and education programming.

Grant Review Committee –
responsible for independent, peer review of grant and project applications.

Donate to CGA-IGC

Thank you for your generous donation to CGA-IGC, this gift is greatly appreciated and will be used to support our mission of improving the lives of those with hereditary cancer syndromes via education and research.

CGA-IGC is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code ([EIN 90-0843053]). All gifts to CGA-IGC are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

No goods or services were given in consideration for this contribution unless expressly noted.

To make a donation to CGA-IGC, please visit the payments and donations page: www.cgaigc.com/payments-and-donations

For further information please visit the CGA-IGC website: www.cgaigc.com

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