Incorporating genetic risk evaluation into management of cancer after diagnosis: Methods and outcomes of the Georgia California Genetic Testing Linkage Initiative with Steven Katz, M.D., M.P.H.

  • The Georgia-California SEER Genetic Testing Linkage Initiative has successfully joined genetic testing results from numerous independent laboratories with SEER population-based cancer registry data to advance our understanding of how genetic risk evaluation contributes to cancer care and outcomes. This webinar will illuminate the factors that led to this unique partnership; describe methods in the multi-phase build of the Linkage data infrastructure; share key research findings; and ponder next steps in this unique and enduring initiative in population precision oncology.

    Level of Instruction: Intermediate

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Caitlin Reid, CGC

Genomic Science Liaison I

Caitlin joined Ambry Genetics in 2021 as the Oncology Genomic Science Liaison for the Midwest territory. In her current role, she serves as a clinical liaison for the field team to educate health care providers and key opinion leaders on genetic testing and genomic medicine. Caitlin previously worked as an Oncology Genetic Counselor at the University of Iowa in the Holden Comprehensive Cancer center. Caitlin received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a concentration in cell and developmental biology from the University of Iowa. She earned her Master of Science degree in Genetic Counseling from the University of Michigan in 2018 and is certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling.


Dr. Steven J. Katz is Professor of Medicine and Health Management & Policy at the University of Michigan. He has received a numerous project and program grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to lead research that addresses cancer treatment communication, decision-making, and quality of care. Dr. Katz leads the Cancer Surveillance and Outcomes Research Team ( centered at the University of Michigan. CanSORT is an interdisciplinary research program focused on population and intervention studies of the quality of care and outcomes of cancer detection and treatment in diverse populations. He directed the Health Behavior and Outcomes (HBO) Program (2011-2021) of the Rogel Comprehensive Cancer Center, UM. Dr. Katz received a National Cancer Institute Established Investigator in Cancer Control, Behavioral and Population Sciences Research Award (2006-2012). Dr. Katz received the UM Department of Medicine Conn Research Award and the UM Medical School Dean’s Award for Excellence in Health Services Research. He received his MPH in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at the University of Washington, his MD from the University of California, San Francisco, and completed residency in Internal Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles.

  • Thu, June 29, 2023
  • 11:00am PDT
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • C.E.U.
    1 Category 1 Contact Hour
  • P.A.C.E. 1 unit

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