EDRN Gastrointestinal Cancers Collaborative Group Meeting

Friday, September 29, 2023

8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time

Room: Majestic Ballroom

Chair: (In-person) Amitabh Chak, MD, UH Cleveland Medical Center

Co-chair: (In-person) Cecelia Yeung, MD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center

NCI Program Directors: (In-person) Jo Ann Rinaudo, PhD and (In-person) Matthew Young PhD, National Cancer Institute

Draft Agenda

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Progress and Proposed Collaborative Projects

8:00 a.m. – 8:20 a.m.

Biomarkers for Management of Barrett’s Esophagus

  • (In-person) Sanford Markowitz, MD, PhD, Case Western Reserve University
  • (In-person) Amitabh Chak, MD, UH Cleveland Medical Center

8:20 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.


8:30 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.

Emerging Noninvasive GI Cancer Detection Tests: ctDNA Based Screening Tests

  • (In-person) William Grady, MD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center
  • (In-person) Cecelia Yeung, MD Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center

8:50 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.


9:00 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.

Clinical Validation Center for Hepatocellular Carcinoma

(In-person) Amit Singal, MD, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

9:20 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.


9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Open Discussion

10:00 a.m.