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Cancer SIG


The Familial Cancer Risk Genetic Counseling SIG promotes communication between providers and affiliates of cancer genetic counseling services for the purpose of advancing the field of cancer genetic counseling.

This special interest group was created and is currently maintained by members of NSGC who provide genetic counseling for familial cancer risk or who are interested in this area of genetic counseling.

Membership Benefits

  • Access to the active and useful listserv (email) discussion group regarding the latest familial cancer risk topics.
  • Access to the Cancer Research Directory.
  • Involvement in creation and access to use materials developed through SIG projects. Previous projects have included a directory of cancer genetics research studies and a cancer genetic counseling starter kit, both of which are available on this website.
  • Eligibility to apply for a research grant supported by the SIG.
  • Quarterly literature searches pertaining to cancer genetics topics.
  • Access to the 2016 PSS Cancer Genetics Analysis

Join the Cancer SIG on Social Media

NSGC Cancer SIG is now live on social media! Follow us on the sites below for updated news from NSGC and the Cancer SIG, resources from patient organizations, featured publications by colleagues, and much more.

Like our page on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. There is also a members-only group on LinkedIn for discussions on relevant articles, membership/management guidelines updates, and to share professional accomplishments with fellow SIG members. Join our private LinkedIn group. 


Current Members: Access the Cancer SIG community (including the Cancer SIG Discussion Forum, the Cancer Research Directory, the Monthly Literature Reviews and other Cancer SIG Documents) here.

Join Now: To add this SIG to your NSGC membership, please visit your My NSGC profile. From the Membership tab, select the "Join A SIG" option and select the SIG(s) you would like to join. You will then be able to pay online or print an invoice to mail with a check.

Grants/Award Opportunities

Review SIG grant opportunities.


Lindsey Byrne

Parker Read

Mary Pritzlaff

Sayoni Lahiri

Past Co-Chair
Sheila Solomon


Cancer SIG Subcommittee Co-Chairs

Tamara Braid 
Julia Cooper

Forum Shah

Jordan Brown 
Lauren Desrosiers 

Practice Issues:
Janice Christiansen
Ashley Woodson

Cancer SIG Grant Award:
Rachel Reagle 
Wendi Betting

Pediatric Oncology:
Melody Perpich
Rose McGee

Dana Clark
Sarah Scollon

Webinar Coordinator
Kelly Knickelbein

Michelle Florido
Katie Lang

Kelsey Moriarty
Sarah Bannon

Gender Inclusion:
Kelsie McVeety
Diane Koeller