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Familial Cancer

, Volume 9, Issue 4, pp 705–711 | Cite as

Report of the Combined Meeting of the International Society for Gastrointestinal Hereditary Tumours, the Human Variome Project and the National Cancer Institute Colon Cancer Family Registry, Duesseldorf, Germany, 24 June 2009

  • Maija Kohonen-CorishEmail author
  • Thomas K. Weber
  • Annika Lindblom
  • Finlay Macrae
  • the Meeting Participants
Article

This report provides a summary of the first combined meeting of the International Society for Gastrointestinal Hereditary Tumours (InSiGHT), the NCI Colon Cancer Family Registry (C-CFR) Steering Committee and the Human Variome Project (HVP), held as a daylong pre-meeting of the 2009 Biennial Meeting of InSiGHT in Duesseldorf Germany. The meeting was attended by over 100 registrants representing over 40 countries including 26 members of the CFR Steering Committee. The meeting organizer Finlay Macrae (Melbourne, Australia), Secretary of InSiGHT, opened the meeting and explained that the purpose of the meeting was to bring together the collective expertise of the NCI CFR leadership, the HVP and InSiGHT in order to share knowledge and foster future substantive research collaboration.

InSiGHT President Gabriela Moeslein (Duesseldorf, Germany) presented a brief history of the successful merger of the Leeds Castle Polyposis Group and the International Collaborative Group on HNPCC to form...

Keywords

Lynch Syndrome Colonoscopic Surveillance Serrate Polyp Unclassified Variant Genome Wide Association Study Study 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maija Kohonen-Corish
    • 1
    Email author
  • Thomas K. Weber
    • 2
  • Annika Lindblom
    • 3
  • Finlay Macrae
    • 4
  • the Meeting Participants
  1. 1.Cancer Research Program, Garvan Institute of Medical ResearchDarlinghurst, SydneyAustralia
  2. 2.State University of New York at DownstateBrooklynUSA
  3. 3.Karolinska InstitutetStockholmSweden
  4. 4.Department of Medicine, and Colorectal Medicine and Genetics, The Royal Melbourne HospitalUniversity of MelbourneParkvilleAustralia

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