Chair - Tom Weber (USA)
Tom Weber is Academic Professor of Surgery and Cancer Epidemiology at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra / Northwell in New York. He is also Director of Surgical Oncology Services for the Western Region of Northwell Health and serves as the Medical Co-Director of the Cancer Genetics Programs in that region focusing on hereditary GI malignancies. Tom attended his first LCPG meeting in 1995 and has been a regular attendee and supporter through the development of the ICG-HNPCC and ultimately InSiGHT at its inception in 2005. He is also a former President of the Collaborative Group of the Americas.
As InSiGHT Chair, Tom intends to promote vigorous discussion of and reinvigorated strategic plans for how InSiGHT can best continue to advance its mission of “improving the quality of care of patients and families with any hereditary condition resulting in gastrointestinal tumors” on the global stage. This will need to be a collaborative international effort. He is also looking forward to hosting InSiGHT 2021 in NYC where we intend to show case InSiGHT’s continued contributions to the field and also significantly advance productive collaboration with our partners in the South American Group(s), Collaborative Group of the Americas, South East Asian Group and the European Hereditary Tumour Group. In addition, the meeting will include mobilizing members to focus on strategies to identify the literally millions of individuals around the world carrying pathogenic Lynch Syndrome germline variants, the vast majority of whom are unaware of their high-risk status. Importantly, the goal will be identification of carriers before they present with life threatening illness.