Giving patients and communities a voice in cancer genomics.

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About PE-CGS


The Participant Engagement and Cancer Genome Sequencing (PE-CGS) Network is part of the Cancer Moonshot Initiative that is intended to accelerate cancer research. Specifically, this network falls under a scientific priority designated by the Blue Ribbon Panel as Recommendation A: Establish a Network for Direct Patient Engagement. The PE-CGS Network will function as a collaborative network to address common issues, share best practices and lessons learned, and utilize common methods where appropriate.

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Research Centres

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Count Me In PE-CGS Center

Partnering with patients to define the clinical and genomic landscape of rare aggressive sarcomas in children and adults.


Engagement of American Indians of Southwestern Tribal Nations in Cancer Genomic Sequencing

Engagement of American Indians of Southwestern Tribal Nations in Cancer Genome Sequencing.


Center for Optimization of Participant Engagement for Cancer Characterization (COPECC)

Building a foundation for access to health care innovation for Hispanic/Latino cancer patients.


OPTimIzing engageMent in Discovery of Molecular Evolution of Low Grade Glioma (OPTIMUM)

OPTimIzing engageMent in discovery of molecular evolution of low grade glioma.



Washington University Participant Engagement and Cancer Genomic Sequencing Center.

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Coordinating Center

Supporting outreach, promotion, and best practices in the PECGS Network.