Expanding Lynch Syndrome Screening: From Research to Reality (webinar)

Expanding Lynch Syndrome Screening: From Research to Realityregister
Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET

Lynch syndrome (LS) is an inherited disorder that raises a person’s risk of developing colorectal, endometrial (uterine), ovarian, stomach, and other forms of cancer. Expanded screening for Lynch syndrome has been widely recommended due to the potential benefits to both patients and their family members, but has not yet been fully implemented throughout the United States. Join us for the March 21, 2017 Research to Reality cyber-seminar to learn more about Lynch syndrome, universal tumor screening, and some reflections from a National Cancer Institute hosted workshop focused on LS.

David Chambers, MSc, DPhil, will give a brief overview of the webinar and provide some key takeaways from the NCI hosted workshop, ‘Approaches to Blue Ribbon Panel Recommendations: The Case of Lynch Syndrome’, which convened February 23 and 24, 2017.

Heather Hampel, MS, LGC, will provide an overview of Lynch syndrome, current screening practices, and the benefits of universal tumor screening for LS.

Greg Feero, MD, PhD, will discuss some of the issues that must be addressed to improve the identification and management of individuals at risk for hereditary cancer syndromes in primary care settings, and how his pilot project is approaching this issue.

Debra Duquette, MS, CGC, will share ways in which the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Cancer Genomics Program promotes awareness of and best practices surrounding Lynch syndrome. She will also describe the Lynch Syndrome Screening Network, a resource for health systems interested in implementing routine LS screening.

The presenters will share their experiences working with the Lynch Syndrome Screening Network and share their reflections from the NCI-hosted workshop. The final part of the webinar will offer an opportunity for participants to engage with the presenters. We encourage you to share your own experiences and thoughts!


David Chambers, MSc, DPhil

Heather Hampel, MS, LGC

David Chambers, MSc, DPhil
Deputy Director
for Implementation Science,
Office of the Director, Division of Cancer
Control and Population Sciences,
National Cancer Institute

Heather Hampel, MS, LGC
Professor of Internal Medicine,
Associate Director, Division of Human
Genetics & Associate Director,
Biospecimen Research,
The Ohio State University
Comprehensive Cancer Center


Greg Feero, MD, PhD

Debra Duquette, MS, CGC

Greg Feero, MD, PhD
Family Medicine Physician
and Human Genetics Specialist,
Four Seasons Family Practice

Debra Duquette, MS, CGC
Genomics Coordinator,
Michigan Department of Health
and Human Services


Please click here  for more information and to register for this event.

Following registration, you will receive a confirmation email with the toll free number, web URL, and participant passcode.  This cyber-seminar will be archived on the Research to Reality (R2R) web site at http://researchtoreality.cancer.gov approximately one week following the presentation.

Reasonable Accommodations
Captioning can be provided during the presentation. Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodation to participate in this event should contact ResearchtoReality@mail.nih.gov no later than the Monday before the session

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 14:00