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Cancer Genomics (WG - CG) - CLOSED in 2017


Name   Position  Country  Term  Time in Office
J. Park  Chair  US 1st 2015 1 - 2017 12
P. Fortina   Co-Chair  US    
P. Ahmad-Nehad* Member DE    
A. Chan  Member PRC    
P. Clark Member   US    
T. Hyun Hwang Member US    
E. Lianidou Member  GR    
E. Londin Member US    
S. Master Member US    
M. Neumaier Member DE    
D. Payne* Member  US    
T. Rattei Member AT    
P.J. Lamy Member FR    
C. Lockwood Member US    

* Liaison Member from the Committee for Molecular Diagnostics (C-MD)


The WG mission is to survey the currently used and emerging technologies in clinical cancer genomics and to establish a framework to guide clinical laboratories

Terms of Reference

  • Focus on guidelines for clinical laboratories performing cancer diagnosis
  • Standardise clinical laboratory sequencing and bioinformatics quality for cancer genomics
  • Disseminate the knowledge in the field at an international level

Current Projects

  • Survey current standards and guidelines in quality assurance and regulation of clinical genomic laboratories
  •  Survey existing guidelines for bioinformatics applied to genomics
  • Assemble comprehensive surveys of (i) technologies and (ii) standards/regulations
  •  Create a framework for clinical genomic sequencing and bioinformatic practices that are consistent with current international laboratory standards (e.g., ISO 15189)
  • Organising meetings and scientific sessions on the topic of NGS technology and bioinformatics applied to cancer patients.
  • Plan for Publication and presentation of the framework to stakeholders

List of Corresponding Members, nominated by National Societies

Name Full and Affiliate Member Societies
Hans-Georg Klein German Society of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine
Maisie  Etukudo Association of Clinical Chemists Nigeria (ACCN)
Hilal Kocdor Turkish Biochemical Society (TBS)

List of Corresponding Members, nominated by Corporate Members

Name Corporate Members
Gerard Davies ABBOTT Diagnostics


Working Group Chair's contact

Dr. Jason Y. Park
Advanced Diagnostics Laboratory
Children's Medical Center - Dallas
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
1935 Medical Distric Drive
Dallas, Texas 75235
Tel: 214-456-1809


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