Committee and Working Group (WG) teleconference schedule (all times are U.S. ET)

What When Chair
Steering Committee 1st Monday of the month at 5:00pm ET Mark Jenkins
Biospecimen WG 3rd Thursday of the month at 5:00pm ET Teresa Selander
Coordinators WG 2nd Wednesday of the month at 5:00pm ET Allyson Templeton
Gene Discovery/Type X WG 3rd Mon of each odd-numbered month at 5:00pm ET      Daniel Buchanan       
Molecular Characterization WG    3rd Mon of each even-numberd month at 5:00pm ET Daniel Buchanan
Technical WG 4th Tuesday of the month at 5:00pm ET Maggie Angelakos

Survival WG

[Meets quarterly] 3rd Thursday, alternating time:

  • Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 12:00pm ET
  • Thu, Feb 15, 2018 at 5:00pm ET
  • Thu, May 17,2018 at 12:00pm ET
  • Thur, Aug 16, 2018 at 5:00pm ET
  • Etc.
Polly Newcomb


Next in-person meeting

What Colon Cancer Family Registry Annual In-person Steering Committee Meeting
When September 13-14, 2017

Sheraton Kauai Resort

2440 Hoonani Rd, Kauai, HI  96756

Phone: 1-800-742-1661

Agenda To be determined

The Colon Cancer Family Registry has served as an international resource for studies of the genetics and epidemiology of colorectal cancer (CRC) since 1997. It is the largest single family-based resource in the world for the study of CRC (and other cancers, such as endometrial cancer, that occur in these families).  The CCFR has supported and facilitated over 200 scientific projects, many including collaborations with other top CRC groups in the world, and has generated over 400 publications to date. This annual in-person meeting enhances the monthly one-hour Steering Committee and other working group conference calls.

These in-person meetings provide the opportunity for more in-depth discussions, break-out sessions, and concentrated impromptu meetings, all of which benefit the research agenda, scope of work, and the collaborative focus of the Colon Cancer Family Registry Cohort. Discussions focus on reviewing ongoing projects, updates on progress on the scope of work, brainstorming on novel scientific ideas and evaluation of opportunities for collaborating with other consortia as a group.  These meetings are also focused on the genesis and development of new grant proposals which complement and further the aims of the cohort.