3rd INDIAN CANCER GENETICS CONFERENCE & WORKSHOP 2016 (An Indo-UK Program) | 7-14 December 2016 ~ helpBIOTECH

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3rd INDIAN CANCER GENETICS CONFERENCE & WORKSHOP 2016 (An Indo-UK Program) | 7-14 December 2016

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(An Indo-UK Program)

7-14 December, 2016


Advanced Centre for Treatment Research & Education in Cancer (ACTREC)

Tata Memorial Centre, Navi Mumbai, India




7–11 December 2016: Three Parallel Hands on Training Workshops



Prof. Rajiv Sarin (Chair and Co- Convenor)

Prof. Shirley Hodgson (SVH), St George’s Hospital Medical School, London , UK

Prof. Gareth Evans, (GE), Genetic Medicine, St Mary’s Hospital, Manchester, UK

Dr. Victoria Murday (VM) Consultant Clinical Geneticist, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Prof. Meena Upadhyaya (MU) Cardiff University, UK

Dr. Margret Ausems (MA), Consultant Cancer Geneticist, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands


Convenor  Prof. Dhavendra Kumar, Institute of Medical Genetics, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff University School of Medicine , UK

Chair Indo-UK Genetic Forum and Co-Convenor 


       NGS (5 days 7-11th December): Sample preparation and QC on Qubit & Bioanalyser; Library preparation for whole Exome and Transcriptome sequencing on Illumina HiSeq; Bio-informatics analysis for exome and transcriptome


       Methods in Molecular Genetic Analysis (4 days 8-11th December): Troubleshooting PCR, Different applications of PCR including methylation specific PCR, Different Genotyping techniques (CSGE, RFLP, TaqMan assay), Haplotyping, Sanger Sequencing, RT-PCR, MSI analysis, MLPA, IHC, Immunofluorescence & Tissue Microarray


       Genetic counseling (4 days 8-11th December): Counselling methods, pedigree analysis, verbal autopsies, syndrome identification, mutation probability estimation, screening algorithms & clinical management of mutation carriers


12-14 December 2016: Cancer Genetics Conference


3 day Conference with 7 international faculty from the UK and The Netherlands and 8 Indian faculty, all experts in Clinical or Molecular Cancer Genetics

Lectures, Case Based Discussions, Round Table & Role Plays will cover general and specific aspects of diverse hereditary cancers, genetic susceptibility to cancer, molecular genetic analysis from Sanger Sequencing to NGS, Interpretation of Genetic Analysis results, screening, chemoprevention and surgical prophylaxis in carriers for different gene mutations.

Registration : https://tmc.gov.in/ICGCW/

More Info :


Day 1: Monday, 12th December 2016


Introduction to Inherited Predisposition to Cancer & its Molecular Basis

Counselling & Indian Scenario

Chairpersons: Prof. Dhavendra Kumar & Prof Rajiv Sarin


Registration and tea


09:30 -09:40

Welcome address



09:40 -10:05

Cancer Genetics & Cancer Immunology: The meeting point

Prof. Shubha Chiplunkar, ACTREC,Mumbai,India


Cancer predisposing genes - Tumour Suppressor Genes, Oncogenes & beyond

Prof. Shirley Hodgson, London and Leicester, UK

10:30 – 10:55

Inherited Predisposition to Cancer: The Indian Perspective

Prof. Rajiv Sarin,TMC

Mumbai, India


Molecular Genetic analysis: Past, present and future

Dr Arindam Maitra, NIBMG, Kolkata,India


Tumour Mutations and Precision Oncology

Prof. Kumar Prabhash, TMH, Mumbai,India

11:45 – 13:00

Lunch & Poster Viewing





Breast, Ovary & Prostate Cancer:  Genetics & Risk management (screening, surgery & chemoprevention)





13:00 - 13:25

Inherited Predisposition to Breast Cancer: Genetic basis; clinical manifestations; Penetrance of BRCA1/2 & other genes

Prof. Gareth Evans, Manchester, UK

13:25 - 13:50

Inherited Predisposition to Breast Cancer: Surveillance & Prophylactic Bilateral or Contralateral Mastectomy

Dr. Margreet Ausems, Utrecht, Netherlands

13:50 - 14:10

Inherited Predisposition to Breast Cancer: Chemoprevention

Dr Shona Nag,Jehangir Hospital, Pune, India

14:10 - 14:35

Inherited Predisposition to Ovarian Cancer: Genetic basis & clinical manifestations including penetrance, Surveillance & Risk Reducing Salpingo-Oopherectomy

Prof. Gareth Evans, Manchester, UK

14:35 - 15:00

Inherited Predisposition to Prostate Cancer: Genetic Testing and Risk Management

Dr. Margreet Ausems, Utrecht, Netherlands

15:00 – 15:30

Tea Break & Street Play – Genes running amock


                                                 Clinical and Laboratory Cancer Genetics Services in India             

Chairperson: Prof. Lalit Kumar:

15:30 - 16:30

Genetic Testing for Cancer in India: Industry perspective

4 Private Labs (TBA)

16:30 – 17:30

Cancer Genetics Services – Report from Indian Hospitals

_ institutions (TBA)

17:30- 18:10

Establishing Cancer Genetic Services – affordable, actionable and timely testing, risk management of mutation carriers, VUS, Ethical Legal & Social issues

UK faculty (2); Prof. T Rajkumar, Adyar, Prof. Lalit Kumar, Dr Sudeep Gupta, Dr Amita Maheshwari, Dr Vani Parmar, (Moderator: Rajiv Sarin)

18:15 - 18:45

General Body Meeting of the Indian Society for Cancer Genetics

19:00 – 22:00

Entertainment, Mela & Dinner in ACTREC Lawns

Day 2

Tuesday, 13th December 2016


DNA Repair mechanisms; Hereditary Colorectal Caners; Li-Fraumeni syndrome & XP


09:30 -09:55

DNA repair mechanisms & cancer: A mechanistic insight

Dr Sorab Dalal, ACTREC,Mumbai,India

09:55 – 10:20

Germline Genetic Alterations and choice of systemic therapy

Prof. T Rajkumar, Chennai,India

10:20 - 10:45

Hereditary Non-Polyposis Colon Cancer (Lynch) Syndrome: Genetic Analysis and Surveillance

Prof. Shirley Hodgson, St. Georges, London, and Leicester, UK

10:45 -11:10

Colorectal Cancers: A biologist’s perspective

Dr Murali Bhashyam,CDFD

Hyderabad, India

11:10 – 11:30

Tea break


11:30 – 11:50

Polyposis Syndromes

Prof. R. Sarin, TMC,Mumbai,India

11:50 – 12:10

Prophylactic & Therapeutic surgery in FAP & Lynch Syndrome

Dr Avinish Saklani, TMC,Mumbai,India

12:10 – 12:40

Li Fraumeni syndrome & TP53

Prof. Gareth Evans, Manchester, UK

12:40 – 13:00


Dr Pradnya  Kowtal,


13:00 – 14:00

Lunch & Poster Viewing





Rare Cancer Predisposition Syndromes


14:00 - 14:25

MEN syndromes

Dr. Victoria Murday, UK

14:25 - 14:50

Paraganglioma & other are endocrine tumours

Dr Nalini Shah, KEM Hospital, India

14:50- 15:15

Cowden (PTEN)

Prof. Shirley Hodgson, UK

15:15 - 15:40

Tuberous Sclerosis & Gorlin Syndrome

Prof. Gareth Evans,UK

15:40 - 16:05

VHL & inherited renal cancers

Dr. Victoria Murday,UK

16:05 – 16:25

Tea break


16:25 -17:30

SS Agarwal Oration: (Chairpersons: Prof. S. Chiplunkar / Dr MG Deo


“Our Footprints on the Sands of Time”

Prof. Partha Majumder,NIBMG Kolkata,India




19:00 – 22:00 Hrs Dinner


Day 3

Wednesday, 14th December 2016


Inherited Childhood Cancer Predisposition



09:30 - 09:50

Histopathological features indicating underlying genetic alterations

Dr Poonam Gera, ACTREC, Mumbai

09:50 - 10:10


Clinical Genetic Approach to Pediatric Tumours

Prof. Dhavendra Kumar, Cardiff, UK

10:10 – 10:30


Dr Girish Chinnaswamy,

TMH, Mumbai India

10:10 – 10:30

RAS / MAP Kinase Pathway Syndromes

Prof. Meena Upadhyaya, Cardiff, UK

10:30 – 10:50

NF1 and NF2

Prof. Gareth Evans, UK

10:50 - 11:10

Tea Break


11:10 - 11:30

Prenatal and Preconception genetic diagnosis

Dr Parag Tamhankar, NIRRH, Mumbai


Role play followed by case based discussion on issues in genetic testing including prenatal testing, clinical management and cancer prevention in children

Tushar Vora, Tejpal Gupta, Banavali, dr Agarwal (Genepath), UK


Pharmacogenomics in modern medicine

Dr Vikram Gota, ACTREC, Mumbai


The Global BRCA Challenge

Prof. Dhavendra Kumar





Debate for and against

“Personalized Genomic - Hope or Hype” 


14:40 – 15:30

Oral presentations

5 presentations

15:30 – 16:30

Best Paper Session

6 presentations

16:30 – 17:00

Participant Feedback, awards & closing Remarks




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