Clinical Education Through the MCGI
Practical tools for the clinical application of cancer genomics
The Maine Cancer Genomics Initiative (MCGI) provides education to help clinicians integrate the use of large-scale tumor genomic testing into practice.
MCGI provides access to:
- Genomic Tumor Boards
- Interactive, online modules (Free CME and nursing CE)
- In-person forums
- Tools and factsheets
An education program meeting the needs of Maine oncologists
Genomic Tumor Boards
Participating clinicians have access to the MCGI Genomic Tumor Board, a monthly virtual case conference in which oncology clinicians collaborate with pathology and genomic experts to recommend treatment based on genomic tumor test results.
Interactive online modules
Online CME/CNE modules provide the opportunity for oncology providers to learn or refresh their understanding of clinical issues related to genomics in cancer. There are modules on genomic tumor testing and on germline risk assessment, testing, and management. Clinicians can earn free continuing education credits.
Clinicians participating in MCGI are invited to attend an annual in-person forum, during which there are education sessions on genomic tumor testing and targeted treatments, updates about MCGI data, and opportunities to network with colleagues and JAX leadership.
Tools & factsheets
Short and targeted online resources that address a specific aspect of the role of genomics in cancer care. The topics include information about specific targeted treatments, communicating with patients about shared decision making, and interpreting genomic tumor test reports, among many others.
Developed by expert genomic educators and clinicians at The Jackson Laboratory
JAX's clinical education team develops MCGI materials through collaboration with practicing oncologists and genomic experts.
Read about the Maine Cancer Foundation’s gift to advance genomics education through MCGI here.
Do you have questions about education or suggestions for new MCGI resources? Contact us at MGCI@jax.org.