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Work Package 3

Dynamic Evidence-based Clinical Guidance

Through work package 3, our Clinical Genetics consultants have dedicated time to developing evidence-based clinical guidelines and establishing initiatives to support sharing of best practice amongst the clinical cancer genetics community. An often under-resourced area of work, the outputs from this work package are ensuring that those identified to be at high risk of developing cancer are receiving the best possible interventions and care across the UK.

Cancer Genetics MDT

The National Cancer Genetics MDT (UKCGG National CGM) is a collaboration between the CanGene-CanVar Programme and the UK Cancer Genetics Group (UKCGG), which aims to create a regular national forum to discuss complex cancer genetics cases, improve patient management and expand clinical knowledge. 

Clinical Guidelines

The team have identified where there are current gaps in clinical guidance for cancer susceptibility genes and are actively working with external collaborators (UK, Europe and worldwide), the Clinical Guidelines Group representing all areas of the UK, and patients and their families to produce evidence-based, nationally-agreed clinical guidelines.

A national repository of clinical guidelines established by the work package 3 team can be found on the UKCGG website.

Meet The Team


Management of individuals with germline variants in PALB2: a clinical practice resource of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG)

Genetics in Medicine

First published May 11, 2021

Marc Tischkowitz, Judith Balmaña, William D. Foulkes, Paul James, Joanne Ngeow, Rita Schmutzler, Nicoleta Voian, Myra J. Wick, Douglas R. Stewart, Tuya Pal, and ACMG Professional Practice and Guidelines Committee

Familial Cancer (2021)

First published 25 June 2021


Jette J. Bakhuizen, Helen Hanson, Karin van der Tuin, Fiona Lalloo, Marc Tischkowitz, Karin Wadt, Marjolijn C. J. Jongmans, SIOPE Host Genome Working Group, CanGene-CanVar Clinical Guideline Working Group & Expert Network Members

Position statement

Journal of Medical Genetics

First published June 22, 2020

Helen Hanson, Angela F Brady, Gillian Crawford, Rosalind A Eeles, Sarah Gibson, Mette Jorgensen, Louise Izatt, Aslam Sohaib, Marc Tischkowitz, Gareth Evans, & Consensus Group Members.

European Journal of Human Genetics

Published12 June 2020

doi: 10.1038/s41431-020-0651-7

Marc Tischkowitz, Chrystelle Colas, Sjaak Pouwels, Nicoline Hoogerbrugge, PHTS Guideline Development Group & The European Reference Network GENTURIS

Clinical Cancer Research

Published first March 10, 2020

doi: 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-19-3797

Marc Tischkowitz, Sidong Huang, Susana Banerjee, Jennifer Hague, William P.D. Hendricks, David G. Huntsman, Jessica D Lang, Krystal A Orlando, Amit M Oza, Patricia Pautier, Isabelle Ray-Coquard, Jeffrey M Trent, Michael Wichter, Leora Witkowski, W. Glenn McCluggage, Douglas A Levine, William D. Foulkes and Bernard E. Weissman

Annals of Oncology

Published online 2019 May 3.

doi: 10.1093/annonc/mdz136

Mandelker D, Donoghue MTA, Talukdar S, Bandlamudi C, Srinivasan P, Vivek M, Jezdic S, Hanson H, Snape K, Kulkarni A, L, Douillard JY, Wallace SE, Rial-Sebbag E, Meric-Bersntam F, George A, Chubb D, Loveday C, Ladanyi M, Berger MF, Taylor BS, Turnbull C. 

Position Statement

Journal of Medical Genetics

First published April 24, 2019

Talukdar S, Hawkes L, Hanson H, Kulkarni A, Brady AF, McMullan DJ, Ahn JW, Woodward E, Turnbull C; UK Association for Clinical Genomic Science and UK Cancer Genetics Group.

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