The Center for Genomic Interpretation (CGI) is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the mission to save and improve lives by encouraging careful stewardship of clinical genetics, genomics, and precision medicine. In 2023 and 2024, CGI’s public fundraising campaign is focused on the TestWisely.org project. CGI and its partners and collaborators are working to collect and make transparent key quality, accuracy, and patient support service differences between frequently used comprehensive hereditary cancer tests from different clinical laboratories in the United States. This transparent and comparative information empowers patients and clinicians when ordering hereditary cancer testing, so that they can test wisely.
Your tax-deductible donations provide critical funding to continue various initiatives in patient care, student training, and production of free education content.
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The Center for Genomic Interpretation
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Sandy, UT 84092
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Frequently Asked Questions About TestWisely
What is TestWisely and why is this transparency necessary?
The right diagnostic for the right patient can inform the right treatment at the right time. This is the promise of precision medicine. However, the rapidly growing and evolving clinical genetics diagnostic industry is only loosely regulated. As a result, genetic tests from different clinically accredited labs differ in accuracy and usefulness in non-transparent ways, making it extremely difficult for clinicians to confidently select the most appropriate tests for their patients.
To fill the information gap, Test Wisely is a clinician and public education project to facilitate the selection of the most appropriate genetic tests for patients. Test Wisely will standardize and make transparent important quality metrics between similar genetic tests and labs. Ultimately, the project aims to improve the quality of care for patients. Initial focus of the project is on hereditary cancer genetic tests, primarily tests for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer (BRCA) and Hereditary Colon Cancer (Lynch Syndrome). However, most of the Test Wisely education content is applicable to other types of germline (hereditary) genetic tests.
How is TestWisely Funded Now?
New donations and grants help to nourish the TestWisely project. This project is supported by individual donors and the Utah Department of Health and Human Services Cancer Genomics Program by Cooperative Agreement Number, DP19-1905, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC sourced funding was provided to improve patient access to high quality Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome testing and Lynch Syndrome testing. Additional support is provided by the Center for Genomic Interpretation and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. This project’s contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Utah Department of Health and Human Services, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and other donors.
How Will Donated Funds be Used?
TestWisely provides both clinician and public education to facilitate the selection of the most appropriate genetic tests for patients. Your funding will assist those educational efforts across the country.
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𝗬𝗲𝘀. The Center for Genomic Interpretation (CGI) is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded in 2017. Headquartered in Sandy, Utah, CGI provides services across the United States. CGI maintains a Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar, and CGI’s Board of Directors provides guidance and careful oversight to ensure excellent financial stewardship. Taxes are prepared by a professional accounting firm, and are periodically independently audited. Form 990s and nonprofit reports are publicly accessible at GuideStar https://www.guidestar.org/profile/82-0918164 or upon request.
Where Can I Learn More?
The TestWisely website can be found here: https://www.testwisely.org/
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