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Friday, October 25
Concurrent Platform (abstract-driven)
Session E (54-62)
SESSION 62 – Prostate and GI Cancer Susceptibility
Grand Ballroom CDE, Concourse Level, Westin Boston
Waterfront Hotel
Gail Jarvik, Univ. of Washington; Liesel M.
FitzGerald, Cancer Epidemiol. Ctr.
Whole exome sequencing of 2126 African
American prostate cancer cases and controls from
the Multiethnic Cohort.
K. A. Rand, N. Rohland,
A. Tandon, R. Do, X. Sheng, D. V. Conti, B. E.
Henderson, C. A. Haiman, D. Reich.
Identification of Y chromosomes
associated with risk for prostate cancer.
L. A.
Cannon-Albright, J. M. Farnham, C. C. Teerlink, R. A.
Genome-wide scan identifies a novel
locus associated with aggressive prostate cancer.
S. I. Berndt, Z. Wang, M. Yeager, W. R. Diver, S.
Gapstur, V. L. Stevens, D. Albanes, S. Weinstein, J.
Virtamo, J. Cornu, O. Cussenot, G. Cancel-Tauset,
S. Lindström, P. Kraft, D. Hunter, L. Amundadottir,
A. Black, J. Sampson, K. Jacobs, M. Tucker, S. J.
Frequent germline mutations in DNA
repair genes in familial prostate cancer cases.
D. Leongamornlert, E. Saunders, T. Dadaev, M.
Tymrakiewicz, C. Goh, S. Jugurnauth-Little, I.
Kozarewa, K. Fenwick, I. Assiotis, D. Barrowdale, K.
Govindasami, M. Guy, E. Sawyer, R. Wilkinson, A.
Antoniou, R. Eeles, Z. Kote-Jarai.
Pleiotropic effect of rare mutation in
on multiple cancers detected in a cohort
K individuals via imputation.
J. Witte, T.
Hoffmann, L. Sakoda, L. Shen, E. Jorgenson, M.
Asgari, D. Corley, L. Habel, L. Kushi, M. Kwan, C.
Schaffer, S. Van Den Eeden, N. Risch.
Detection of large rearrangements
D. Mancini-DiNardo, J. W. Landon, S.
Rajamani, K. Moyes, C. Arnell, I. Dorweiler, K. Bowles,
B. Leclair, B. Roa.
Functional analysis of the chr13q22.1
pancreatic cancer risk locus suggests allele-
specific effects on
J. Hoskins,
A. Ibrahim, H. Parikh, J. Kim, J. Jia, I. Collins, G.
Petersen, L. Amundadottir.
Genome-wide association study of
colorectal adenoma in the Nurses’ Health Study
and the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study.
A. D. Joshi, A. Hazra, C. Chen, R. B. Hayes, P. Kraft,
U. Peters, A. T. Chan.
Large numbers of individuals required to
classify and define risk for a rare VUS in known
cancer risk genes.
B. H. Shirts, A. G. Jacobsen, G. P.
Jarvik, B. L. Browning.
Friday, October 25
SESSION 63 – ASHG Award for Excellence in Human
Genetics Education Presentation
Hall B2, Level 0 (Lower Level), Convention Center
The ASHG Award for Excellence in Human Genetics
Education was established to recognize those who
have made significant contributions of exceptional
quality and great importance to human genetics
Erin Carter
Hosp. for Spec. Surg., Weill Cornell Med. Col.
Jessica G. Davis, MD
Assoc. Prof.,Clin. Pediat., Weill
Cornell Med. Col.
Assoc. Attending Pediatrician, New
York-Presbyterian Hosp. and Hosp.
for Spec. Surg.
Dr. Davis is being recognized for her passion and
achievements in genetics education, which have had
a profound influence on her patients and colleagues
in clinical practice and training, including physicians,
trainees, and genetic counselors. Her role in helping
develop medical genetics is evident in her many
accomplishments, which include the development
of the Sarah Lawrence genetic counseling training
program. Dr. Davis’s support for counseling was
essential to the establishment of genetic counseling
as a discipline in the practice of human genetics. In
addition, Dr. Davis has worked closely with several
disease-specific advocacy groups, especially those
involved with Marfan syndrome, directed outreach
programs in New York State/Long Island for
community-based clinicians, and taught genetics to
high school teachers at the DNA Learning Center at
the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.
Long before ASHG officially acknowledged the high
value of education, Dr. Davis’s name was synonymous
with education in medical and human genetics,” said
Roberta A. Pagon, MD, Professor of Pediatrics at the
University of Washington, who helped to nominate
Dr. Davis for the award. “Dr. Davis’s contributions to
education in human genetics reflect the hands-on,
just-get-started approach of the days when formal
programs and funding for education in genetics were
almost non-existent. It was enterprising, dedicated,
and caring educators such as Dr. Davis who laid the
foundation for the educational efforts that we take for
granted today.”
Weill Cornell Medical College recognized Dr. Davis
with its annual Award for Teaching Excellence in 2000.