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In The News:

November 15, 2019 - Genetic Counsellors help make informed decisions.

The Saskatchewan Health Authority recognizes the role of CAGC members Tara Scriver, Janet Lucas, Andrea Hawrysh, Lacey Benoit, Candice Jackel-Cram, Rachel Vanneste and Melanie Paterson.


October 7, 2019 -  Toronto genetic counsellor says DNA testing sites may cause false health scares.

CAGC President Alexis Carere and genetic counsellor Seema Panchal discuss the importance of genetic testing in an accredited lab and caution about the possibility of errors with DTC testing.
 

July 31, 2019 - Can a DNA test improve your fitness and health?

CAGC President Alexis Carere weighs in.

December 3, 2019 - The CRISPR Baby Scandal Gets Worse by the Day.

CAGC President Alexis Carere commented on the ethical concerns of the use of CRISPR by a Chinese scientist in the Atlantic.
 

November 26, 2018 - Canadian scientists call creation of gene-edited babies ‘premature’ use of
techbology.

CAGC Past President Sohnee Ahmed interviewed in reaction to the news of a Chinese scientist using CRISPR on human embryos.

July 8, 2018 - Did your genetic test flag that you’re at risk of a terrible disease? Don’t panic, experts say.

CAGC Past President Sohnee Ahmed highlights the limits of DTC testing companies.


Recognition / Awards to CAGC Members:

Andrea Hawrysh and Dr. Candice Jackel-Cram

April 2019. Nominees for the YMCA Saskatoon Women of Distinction – Research and Techonology Award, for their work to improve the care of women in Saskatchewan with endometrial cancer.
 

Dr. Jane Green

February 12, 2019. Invested into the Order of Canada


Member-involved Publications:

Catriona Hippman, Angela Inglis, Priscilla Carrion, Heather Andrighetti

A Matched Cohort Study of Postpartum Placentophagy in Women With a History of Mood Disorders: No Evidence for Impact on Mood, Energy, Vitamin B12 Levels, or Lactation. Sept 4 2019.

Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada , Volume 41, Issue 9, 1330 - 1337


Catriona Hippman

Pharmacogenomic Testing: Clinical Evidence and Implementation Challenges. Aug 7 2019.

Journal of Personalized Medicine. 2019; 9(3):40


Taila Hartley, Meredith Gillespie and Brenda McInnes

The value of diagnostic testing for parents of children with rare genetic diseases. June 26 2019.

Genetics in Medicine (2019)
 

CAGC Members of the Hereditary Breast Cancer Clinical Study Group (Jeanna McCuaig, Karen
Panabaker, Kim Serfas)

Oophorectomy and risk of contralateral breast cancer among BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers. June 2019.

Breast Cancer Research and Treatment (2019) 175: 443.


Vannessa Di Gioacchino

Canadian genetic healthcare professionals’ attitudes towards discussing private pay options with patients. April 2019.

Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine, Volume 7, Issue 4

 

Emmanuelle Souzeau, as a member of the ASHG Duty to Recontact Workgroup

The Responsibility to Recontact Research Participants after Reinterpretation of Genetic and Genomic Research Results. April 4 2019

Amercian Journal of Human Genetics, Volume 104, Issue 4, 578-595


Jeanna McCuaig

Modified panel-based genetic counseling for ovarian cancer susceptibility: A randomized non-inferiority study. April 2019.

Gynecologic Oncology, Volume 153, Issue 1, 108-115

 

Melanie Napier, Lauren Brady, and Alexis Carere

Diagnostic Utility of Genome-wide DNA Methylation Testing in Genetically Unsolved Individuals with Suspected Hereditary Conditions. 4 April 2019.

American Journal of Human Genetics, Volume 104, Issue 4, 685-700

 

Taila Hartley

A Diagnosis for All Rare Genetic Diseases: The Horizon and the Next Frontiers. March 21 2019.

Cell, Volume 177, Issue 1, 32-37

 

Mireille Cloutier, Julie Hathaway, Rachel Vanneste and Guillaume Sillon

Lexigene®: An online medical genetics translation tool to facilitate communication. 15 February 2019

Journal of Genetic Counseling, Volume 28, Issue 3, 717-721
 

Angela Inglis

Risk communication in genetic counseling: Exploring uptake and perception of recurrence numbers, and their impact on patient outcomes. August 2018

Clinical Genetics, Volume 94, Issue 2, 239-245

 

If you have any media bites to add please contact: 

Julia Tagoe
Chair, Media and Communications
secretary@cagc-accg.ca