Emerging Issues Brief: Cancer Genetics in Connecticut

Cancer Genetics in Connecticut: How Does It Fit into the

Comprehensive Cancer Plan and Where Do We Go from Here?

 

By Karen Greendale, MS, CGC

 

Since the publication of the Connecticut Cancer Plan, 2014-2017 genetic risk assessment has become a significant component of the cancer control process. The work of the Connecticut Department of Public Health Genomics Office (DPH-GO) focuses on recommendations related to cancer genetics.

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The 2016 Connecticut Cancer Champion Award

Among the highlights of our very successful Annual Meeting, held on Dec. 6, 2016 was the awarding of the first Cancer Champion Award. The 2016 Connecticut Cancer Champion Award is awarded to Andrea Silber, MD for her contributions to cancer prevention and control in our state.  This is the first Connecticut Cancer Champion Award to be given annually to an outstanding Connecticut resident who contributes to cancer prevention and control in our state, and who demonstrates commitment to reducing the burden of cancer in Connecticut through work on policy, systems and environmental change.   Dr. Silber is a Medical Oncologist at Smilow Cancer…