UK Cancer Genetics Group

UK Cancer Genetics Group

The CGG is a national, multidisciplinary organisation. Eligible members are those with an interest in hereditary predisposition to cancer including clinicians, genetic counsellors, clinical scientists and researchers.

The aims of the Cancer Genetics Group are to: 

  • Deliver Cancer Genetic services in an excellent, equitable and efficient manner to provide the best possible care for those affected by and at risk of hereditable cancer predisposition syndromes.
  • Support trainees to enable them to flourish and develop to the best of their capabilities (and encourage more to consider a career in cancer genetics)
  • Develop guidelines and consensus statements in the UK and internationally  
  • Share good practice, discussing papers and innovation, offering strategic advice and support to other specialities
  • Capitalise on the post-COVID world to deliver more virtual conferences and meetings, thus improving access for members irrespective of geographical location,  while at the same time reducing our carbon footprint
  • Develop UK and international databases for rare conditions
  • Reach out and tackling issues of disparities
  • Provide a platform for new research

Benefits of joining UKCGG

Members have access to our Members Only area which contains

  • journal round up highlighting recent publications of relevant to the cancer genetics community
  • exclusive interviews with academics and clinicians working in the field of cancer genetics
  • recordings of talks from Spring and Winter meetings

UK Cancer Genetics Group Travel Awards

The UK Cancer Genetics Group (UKCGG) would like to remind its members about the offer of various Awards.

These are to encourage wider participation at UKCGG meetings and to support presentation of original cancer genetics research and clinical work nationally and internationally.

UKCGG can make funding available on a discretionary basis as follows:

1) Up to three Travel Awards will be available annually for medical trainees in Clinical Genetics and Genetic Counsellors to cover the registration, reasonable travel and accommodation costs for members to attend UKCGG organised meetings.

2) All UKCGG Members may apply for consideration of part-funding for relevant non-CGG meetings up to a maximum of £500 for European meetings and £1000 for destinations outside Europe. Consideration of funding for other courses or activities that will be of benefit to the cancer genetics community, not covered by other sources of funding will also be considered.

All awards are at the discretion of the CGG Council. Priority will be given to UKCGG members who are presenting original cancer genetics research or clinical data (oral presentation or poster) at a relevant conference.

The application should include a brief CV, meeting/course details and value of attendance, a copy of any abstract and evidence of acceptance, total funding requested, other sources of funding sought, and a letter of support from your head of department. Successful applicants should acknowledge the UKCGG in their presentation and will be asked to write an article for the UKCGG website as a condition of acceptance.

For all awards you must be a UKCGG member of at least a year and should apply via e-mail to the Treasurer, Bev Speight at

To apply for membership of UKCGG, you must first become a member of BSGM.  

Membership Criteria

  • Membership is open to anyone over the age of eighteen professionally involved with human genetics or genomics.
  • Currently working (independently or in training) for a healthcare provider or academic institution and
    1. providing or supporting the care of patients with genetic/genomic disorders or
    2. involved in human genetic/genomic research or
    3. researching the implications of genetic/ genomic practices on society.
  • Has a proposer and seconder, both members of the BSGM (or evidence on CV which meets criteria 1 or 2). If application is being made to join a constituent group, either the proposer or seconder should be a member of the same constituent group.

Subscription Fees

Member of British Society for Genetic Medicine (BSGM)  £60
Member of BSGM and Association for Clinical Genomic Science (ACGS) £60
Member of BSGM and Association of Genetic Nurses and Counsellors (AGNC) £70
Member of BSGM and Clinical Genetics Society (CGS)    £70

Membership of Cancer Genetics Group may be added to any of the above groupings for an additional £20

We welcome trainee and junior members!

Student membership of BSGM (and one of the above groups) £20
ACGS Band 5 and below membership £20