Clinical Domain Working Groups

Hereditary Cancer Gene Curation Expert Panel

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ClinGen Hereditary Cancer Gene Curation Working Group first focus on curating well-described cancer predisposition genes for their major associated syndromes. 114 cancer predisposition genes are identified in Nazneen Rahman's Nature paper on 2014. Among those, 31 genes have already been curated by ClinGen Working Groups. There are 17 syndromes where cancer is a minor role and not a priority in this effort. The remain 66 cancer predisposition genes are the major focus of ClinGen Hereditary Cancer Gene Curation Working Group and they are being curated for their major associated syndromes even if individual cancer(s) have been done. Also in some cases, the dominant syndrome has been curated but not the recessive. The HC-GCEP will also establish additional target goals for gene curation in different cancer fields. We are utilizing a systematic, evidence-based method to evaluate the strength of gene-disease relationships between cancer predisposition genes and their major associated syndromes. This effort will facilitate more knowledgeable utilization of genomic variants in clinical and cancer research, and provide a strong foundation for genomic medicine.

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