MCGA Resources

The MCGA is a voluntary organization for health professionals and other stakeholders interested in cancer genetics.

MCGA has several resources to share with its membership and to promote its vision and mission among Michigan providers. For questions related to the resources below, please email

Highlighted Resources

Legislative & MCGA Policy Updates

Legislative & MCGA Policy Updates - Presentation by Deb Duquette at the MCGA Annual Meeting, April 2016

MDHHS Cancer Family History Guide

This Cancer Family History Guide gives healthcare professionals an easy, helpful way to determine if a patient needs a referral for genetic counseling or increased screening for hereditary breast and ovarian cancers and Lynch syndrome.

Michigan Cancer Control and Prevention Fact Sheets

Consumer friendly cancer fact sheets on breast, cervical, colorectal, lung, oral, ovarian, prostate and skin cancer.

Michigan Cancer Genetics Alliance

As a collaborative network of genetics experts and others with an interest in cancer genomics, the Michigan Cancer Genetics Alliance (MCGA) serves as the leading resource on cancer genetics in the state of Michigan. MCGA promotes quality utilization of genetics technology and clinical genetics services to improve care and health outcomes through education, leadership, and advocacy.

Michigan Cancer Genetics Alliance Presentations

A compilation of presentations from MCGA meetings including topics such as: public health genomics, family history, risk assessment and cancer genomics.

Additional Resources

A Survey of Genetic Counselors in Michigan

Guest PowerPoint presentation in October 2009 at the Michigan Cancer Genetics Alliance (MCGA) membership meeting.

Awareness and Utilization of BRCA1/2 Testing Among U.S. Primary Care Physicians 2007

Guest PowerPoint presentation in March 2012 at the Michigan Cancer Genetics Alliance (MCGA) membership meeting.

Breast Cancer Genetic Counseling and Testing Patient Education Online Module

Online patient tool with educational sections to help you learn about the genetics of breast cancer and genetic testing. It presents the benefits and risks of getting tested for breast cancer risk in six educational modules developed by expert health care professionals in the field of genetic counseling.

Cancer Family History Guide Instruction Card

This instruction card describes the use of the MDCH Cancer Family History Guide guide which is designed to identify patients at increased risk for one of two hereditary cancer syndromes: Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer syndrome (HBOC) and Lynch syndrome.

Cancer Genomics Resources Order Form

Order these great informational MDCH cancer genomics resources including; family history fact cards, the cancer family history guide and informed consent booklet.

Cancer Genomics: Emerging Science in Comprehensive Cancer Control

MCGA Member PowerPoint presentation slide set posted April 2007

Creating a Clinical Risk Assessment Tool to Promote Cancer Genomics

A summary presentation of the creation of MDCH's Cancer Family History Guide. This unique clinical decision tool aids providers in collecting, assessing, and performing a quick risk assessment for cancer family history.

Family and Genetic Testing for Hereditary Cancer Syndromes Implications for Future

Guest PowerPoint presentation in August 2011 at the Michigan Cancer Genetics Alliance (MCGA) membership meeting.

Hereditary GI Cancers: Chemoprevention and Risk Assessment

PowerPoint presentation by guest speaker Dr. Elena Stoffel at the Michigan Cancer Genetics Alliance (MCGA) membership meeting in March 2015.

Integrating Genomics Into Primary Care: The NSGC Collaborative Services Summit

Guest PowerPoint presentation in March 2012 at the Michigan Cancer Genetics Alliance (MCGA) membership meeting.

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