Somatic Cancer

Clinical Domain Working Groups(CDWG)


Mission Statement: The mission of the Cancer Somatic Workgroup is to facilitate the development of data curation interfaces and standards for interpretation of somatic changes and their clinical actionability in order to enhance the usability, dissemination and implementation of cancer somatic changes in the ClinGen resource to improve healthcare.

Vision Statement: The Cancer Somatic Workgroup aims to collaborate with expert groups to develop processes that support accurate determination of clinical relevance of somatic changes for use by physicians, clinical laboratories, researchers, and guideline-developing groups.


General WG Goals.

Please contact the co-chairs for specific work group goals.



Ritter, D.I., Roychowdhury, S., Landrum, M.J., Sonkin, D. et al. (2016), "Somatic Cancer Variant Curation and Collection through Consensus Minimum Variant Level Data" [in press].




Jonathan Berg, MD, PhD
Principal Investigator, “A Knowledge Base for Clinically Relevant Genes and Variants" (U01 Grant)
Andy Freedman
Branch Chief, Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Branch, National Cancer Institute (NCI), NIH