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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.7

CancerGene Technology

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Technologies must be operated and maintained in accordance with Federal and Department security and privacy policies and guidelines. More information on the proper use of the TRM can be found on the TRM Proper Use Tab/Section.

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Description: CancerGene is a Windows program for estimating the likelihood that a family carries a mutation in one of the cancer predisposition genes. Users enter family history information which is then analyzed using a variety of mathematical models. This software draws a pedigree and archives family history and mutation probability information.

Data can be stored in either a Microsoft Structured Query Language (SQL) Server Database or a Microsoft Access Database.

The product website is not accessible within the VA firewall.

This product has been rebranded by a different vendor and is now known as CancerGene Connect. CancerGene Connect is hosted in Microsoft Azure and users access the program via a web-browser. This entry is specific to the CanerGene software as limited support for CancerGene is still available.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v19.4
Decision Date: 04/29/2019 at 14:55:11 UTC
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: U.T. Southwestern Medical Center
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (04/29/2019 at 14:55:11 UTC).