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 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.

Additional Resources

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.

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.

MCGA Directory of Cancer Genetic Services Providers

Directory of all clinical cancer genetic services providers across the state of Michigan and broken down by certification/training.

MCGA Guide to the Genetic Counseling Process

Guide to the Genetic Counseilng Procress created in partnership by the MCGA, Michigan Department of Community Health, and the Michigan Cancer Consortium. This brief guide to the Genetic services visit provides an overview of genetic services providers and access to the MCGA Directory of Cancer Genetic Services Providers in Michigan.

MCGA/MCC Position Paper for Healthcare Providers

This paper provides the position of the Michigan Cancer Genetics Alliance (MCGA) and the Michigan Cancer Consortium (MCC) on genetic testing and counseling for hereditary cancer predisposition syndromes.

Reported Referral for Genetic Counseling or BRCA 12 Testing Among United States Physicians

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