UK Cancer Genetics Group

What is the 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

Members are also eligible to apply for the UKCGG travel awards, which aim to encourage wider participation in meetings and to support presentation of original cancer genetics research nationally and internationally. Up to three Travel Awards will be available annually to cover the registration, reasonable travel and accommodation costs for members to attend CGG meetings. Members may also apply for consideration of part-funding for relevant non-CGG meetings up to a maximum of £250 for European meetings and £500 for destinations outside Europe! 

Click here for further information. 

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

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