In The News:
June 28, 2021 - Genetic Counselling - Real Talk on Apple Podcasts
CAGC President Allie Cumming discussed genetic counselling and genetic testing on Real Talk with Ryan Jespersen.
Ingrid Ambus, a genetic counsellor at North York General Hospital in Toronto, discusses the growth of genetic testing for hereditary cancer in Canada.
September 23, 2020 - DNA tests: Buyer beware
CAGC President (2020) Melanie Care is quoted in this article about the limitations of DNA testing kits.
CAGC President Alexis Carere is quoted in this article about new biological relationships being brought to light with ancestry and other direct-to-consumer tests.
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.
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.
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
Preliminary examination of the validity of the NIH toolbox cognition battery in treatment-resistant psychosis.
Pan-cancer analysis of advanced patient tumors reveals interactions between therapy and genomic landscapes
Prenatal and preconception genetic counseling for consanguinity: Consanguineous couples; expectations,
experiences, and perspectives.
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.
Pharmacogenomic Testing: Clinical Evidence and Implementation Challenges. Aug 7 2019.
Taila Hartley, Meredith Gillespie and Brenda McInnes
The value of diagnostic testing for parents of children with rare genetic diseases. June 26 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.
Vannessa Di Gioacchino
Canadian genetic healthcare professionals’ attitudes towards discussing private pay options with patients. April 2019.
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
Modified panel-based genetic counseling for ovarian cancer susceptibility: A randomized non-inferiority study. April 2019.
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.
A Diagnosis for All Rare Genetic Diseases: The Horizon and the Next Frontiers. March 21 2019.
Mireille Cloutier, Julie Hathaway, Rachel Vanneste and Guillaume Sillon
Lexigene®: An online medical genetics translation tool to facilitate communication. 15 February 2019
Risk communication in genetic counseling: Exploring uptake and perception of recurrence numbers, and their impact on patient outcomes. August 2018
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