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about the CGA

The Collaborative Group of the Americas on Inherited Colorectal Cancer (CGA) was established in 1995 to improve understanding of the basic science of inherited colorectal cancer and the clinical management of affected families, with an emphasis on the particular aspects of caring for families living in the Americas.

The CGA focuses on the healthcare, education and collaborative research of families with rare forms of inherited colorectal cancer
which include:

  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP)
  • MUTYH Associated Polyposis (MAP)
  • Polymerase Proofreading Associated Polyposis (PPAP)
  • Peutz-Jeghers syndrome
  • Juvenile Polyposis Syndrome
  • PTEN Tumor Hamartoma Syndrome
  • Hereditary Mixed Polyposis Syndrome
  • Hereditary Non-Polyposis Colorectal Cancer (HNPCC)
  • Lynch syndrome
  • Familial Colorectal Cancer Type X
  • Hyperplastic Polyposis/Serrated Polyposis
  • Familial Colorectal Cancer

    The mission of the CGA is to offer:

  • Education regarding the clinical management and molecular genetics of inherited colorectal cancer to physicians, allied health-care professionals, patients, and their families
  • Access to collaborative trials and studies
  • Resources for developing new hereditary registries and supporting their registries
  • A forum for exchange of ideas
  • And to be the authoritative voice of Hereditary Colorectal Cancer healthcare in the Americas

    Registries and specialty care centers affiliated with CGA:

  • Identify individuals and families with an inherited cancer susceptibility or predisposition
  • Provide clinical care and expert recommendations
  • Coordinate genetic counseling and testing
  • Locate resources and provide support to patients and their families