sign this petition - Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology

To allCytogeneticists, Geneticists, Clinicians,and Scientists for whom the Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Hematology still represents a cultural and practical tool, Unfortunately in two weeks the Atlas web site will be dismissed becauseof financial support shortage. It is a no profit initiative and it relies on donations. This letter serves as an input to all Colleagues working in the field to think about to a next future without this precious instrument. Perhaps, none of us have realized how many times, just with a quick click, we have filled a gap about an information, how many times we checked if the breakpoint we found was already described, etc etc. The Atlas has been a good companion for "classical" and "modern" cytogeneticists, an invaluable instrument in the daily running of cytogenetics labs. The Atlas is also a corpus of knowledge for academics and researchers. The Atlas has no similar sites that can substitute it, it has been built with the effort of expert clinicians and researchers in cytogenetics, molecular biology, oncology, haematology, and pathology. All these fields are perfectly integrated giving a complete overview of each type of malignancy or the benign counterpart. The encyclopedic knowledge in cancer genetics contained in the Atlas will serve even more nowadays that, next generation technology made the molecular cytogenetic almost obsolete. To understand the new molecular findings we have to put the sequence on a chromosome:we cannot let our chromosomes to die. To help the Atlas,it takes less than two minutes: think to renounce to a cup of coffee just for one week. If all of us do it, the Atlas would be safe. 1‐ Go to http://atlasgeneticsoncology.organd donate, but do not forget to sensitize also public institution and scientific associations. 2‐ Please, also, sign this petition (Name/Title/Institution where you work/Town/Country) and send it to AtlasGeneticsOncology@gmail.com First signatories Roberta Vanni University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy Pr Felix Mitelman Department of Clinical Genetics, University of Lund, Lund, Sweden Biaoyang Lin, Ph.D., Professor and Director, Systems Biology Zhejiang‐California International Nanosystems Institute (ZCNI), Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China Affiliate associate professor, Dept. of Urology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Mr. Anil Kumar Yadav, Scientific Officer, Cytogenetics Division, Tata Medical Centre (TMC), Kolkata, India. Diane K. Jordan, PhD, FACMG, Cytogenetics Laboratory Director OSF System Laboratory Peoria, IL, USA Ratna Chakrabarti, Ph.D., Associate Professor Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Central Florida Orlando FL, USA Francesca Pentimalli, Group Leader, CROM, National Cancer Institute of Naples, Naples, Italy Francine Durocher, PhD, Professeure Titulaire Département de médecine moléculaire, Faculté de Médecine, Université Laval, Cancer Genomics Laboratory, CHUL Research Centre, CHUQ, Québec, Québec Andre Filipe Vieira, post doc fellow IPATIMUP Porto, Portugal Philippe DELANNOY, Professeur de Biochimie, Codirecteur de l’Ecole Doctorale Biologie – Santé de Lille Université de Lille ‐ Sciences et Technologies, Unité de Glycobiologie Structurale et Fonctionnelle (UGSF) UMR CNRS 8576, Villeneuve d'Ascq, France Prof. Dr. Claus Kerkhoff Department of Biomedical Sciences, School of Human Sciences , University of Osnabrueck Osnabrück, Germany Paola Massimi, Researcher ICGEB, Trieste, Italy Christine Terre, Praticien Hospitalier Centre Hospitalier Versailles, France Paula G Heller, M.D, Ph. D Hematology Research, Instituto de Investigaciones Médicas Alfredo Lanari, University of Buenos Aires Buenos Aires, Argentina Marian Stevens‐Kroef, PhD, Clinical Laboratory Geneticist Radboud University Medical Center, Department of Human Genetics Nijmegen, The Netherlands HossainMossafa, Medical genetics Oncohematology Laboratory CERBA Cergy Pontoise, France Rebeca Manso PhD student Pathology Department, IIS‐Fundación Jiménez Díaz, UAM Madrid, Spain Dr Michael Roger Eccles, Professor and Chair in Cancer Pathology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand Joerg Schwock, MD PhD FRCPC MIAC, Clinical Fellow ‐ Cytopathology Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto Toronto, ON, Canada Dr Michèle Allouche, MD, PhD, Equipe Universitaire EA 4555 CPTP, INSERM U.1043, Bât. B, Pavillon Lefebvre, CHU Purpan Toulouse, France Lidia Larizza, Professor, IRCSS Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Via Ariosto 13, 20145, Milano, Italy Pascale Cornillet‐Lefebvre, MCU‐PH, Laboratoire d’hématologie, CHU de Reims Reins, France Lorenza Gonzalez Mariscal, Professor, Center for Research and Advanced Studies, Mexico, México Dr. C.H.M. Mellink Laboratoriumspecialist klinische genetica, Afd. Klinische Genetica, Laboratorium Cytogenetica, Academisch Medisch Centrum Amsterdam, The Netherlands Pr Nicolas Sevenet, PU‐PH, Professeur de génétique UFR des Sciences Pharmaceutiques, Collège des Sciences de la Santé, Université de Bordeaux & Institut Bergonié Bordeaux, France Simona Panni, Assistant Professor DiBEST Dep., University of Calabria, Rende, Italy Vladimir Lazarevic MD Department of Hematology, Skane University Hospital Lund, Sweden Professor G. Sherbet Institute for Molecular Medicine Huntington Beach CA. Martin Berchtold, Professor Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen Copenhagen, Denmark Mathieu Boissan, PharmD, PhD, Maître de Conférences des Universités en Biologie Cellulaire, Praticien des Hôpitaux de Paris, Leader du Groupe: Nucléoside diphosphate kinases et dissémination métastatique Université Pierre & Marie Curie (Paris VI), Paris, France Clelia Tiziana Storlazzi, Assistant Professor Department of Biology, University of Bari Bari, Italy Suzanne Demczuk PhD, FCCMG Cytogenetics Division Head, Royal University Hospital Saskatoon, Canada Steven Richebourg, MD Laboratoire de Cytogénétique onco‐hématologique, Hopital Saint Sacrement, CHU de Québec, Québec, Quebec Lucienne Michaux, MD, PhD Centrum voor Menselijke Erfelijkheid Leuven Belgium Giuliana Gregato. PhD Laboratory Unit of Clinical Haematology‐Oncology, IstitutoEuropeo di Oncologia Milano, Italy Ann Jackson MSc FRCPath, Clinical Scientist SW Thames Regional Genetics Laboratory St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust London, UK Dr Georgia Zoumpoulidou, Research Associate Cancer Cell Signalling‐ Proliferation, UCL Cancer Institute London, UK Xiaolong Yang, Ph.D, Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, Richardson Laboratories, Room 201D, Queen's University Kingston, Ontario, Canada JoãoAgostinho Machado‐Neto, PhD Hematology and Hemotherapy Center, University of Campinas São Paulo, Brazil JoãoAgostinho Machado‐Neto, PhD Hematology and Hemotherapy Center, University of Campinas São Paulo, Brazil ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ Other Support Letter, 2015 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (…) I too use this resource on a regular basis, and would miss it terribly were it to disappear(…) Patricia L. Crotwell, PhD, FACMG, Director, Sanford Medical Genetics Laboratory, Sioux Falls, SD xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (…)Professor Huret’s Atlas has been a remarkable resource for cytogeneticists the world over, and it is a remarkable contribution to the field that has influenced or aided so many of us. It has been heartening to see the generous pledges of support from many list members (…) Pr Robert G. Best, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Division of Clinical Genetics, at the University of South Carolina (USC) School of Medicine xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx WE STRONGLY SUPPORT THE CONTINUATION OF THE ATLAS. It is a very important vehicle for dissemination of information to academics worldwide. Professor G. Sherbet, Institute for Molecular Medicine, Huntington Beach CA. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx The Atlas is really a landmark of the Cytogenetics of tumor and leukemia and it is really too sad to know that it is in trouble, again. Thanks to your big effort to start and taking care of it, to motivate all contributors to maintain it alive, the Atlas is now "a piece of us all" . For this reason, we should try to find a solution. (…) PrRoberta Vanni Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx I realize that you had been struggling already quite some time to keep the Atlas alive. We all who are working in this field depend on it and use it daily. (...) Prof. Dr. Oskar A. Haas Medizinisch und ChemischeLabordiagnostik, Wien, Austria xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (...)I love the Atlas. Mary E. Tang, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Burlington, Vermont, USA xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (...)I really admire your work. Thank´s a lot for your ongoing activity. The Atlas is of really incredible value. (...) Prof. Dr. med. DetlefHaase KlinikfürHämatologie und MedizinischeOnkologieUniversitätsmedizin, Göttingen, Germany xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Dear Jean Loup, What a bad news! The Atlas is a little jewel and it would be a pity to lose it. (...) Pr Cristina Mecucci Laboratorio di GeneticaEmatologica e OncologicaUniversitàdegliStudi di Perugia xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx The Atlas is a remarkable resource for most everyone in cytogenetics, and worthy of our full support. (...) Whatever the outcome of the Atlas in days to come, I want to congratulate you on providing a service to clinical cytogeneticists around the globe at a time when the pace of discovery has been remarkable, and the need for up to date information profound. Few in our field will have the opportunity to offer our professional colleagues anything quite so useful on such a large scale, and I want to thank you for your foresight and creativity. Highest regards, Bob Best Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs at the USC School of Medicine Greenville, South Carolina, USA Diplomate, American Board of Medical Genetics, Founding Fellow, American College of Medical Genetics xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (...) The Atlas really deserves it as it was doing great and it was a great help for the scientific community. Best regards, Adriana Zamecnikova Kuwait Cancer Control Center, Laboratory of Cancer Genetics, Kuwait xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (...) to retain this important resource would be helpful. Thanks and sorry you are having such troubling times. Jennifer Jennifer J.D. Morrissette, Clinical Director, Center for Personalized Diagnostics Department of Pathology, University of Pennsylvania, USA xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (...) about the Atlas. This is a resource that we all need and use on a daily basis. (...) Sheila Dobin, Ph.D. Section Chief, Cytogenetics‐Pathology/Associate Professor Texas A&MUniv, USA xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx I heard the dire news about the ATLAS. (...) Professor Betsy Hirsch, PhD Dept. of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology Director of Cytogenetics University of Minnesota, USA xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (...) It is with great regret that the situation has got this bad. I hope that the Atlas will resurrect in some form someday. It has been an honor to work with you. Ivan H. Still Associate Professor of Biology,Arkansas Tech University, USA xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx I am a cytogenetics fellow at UCLA. I recently heard rumor that the atlas website will be shut down in few months. Just wondering if that is the case. The website is very critical for us to perform our work. (...) Daniel Chen, MD, Ph.D. David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, USA xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Dear Dr. Huret, You have done a fantastic job with the Atlas; it is an extremely valued entity. (…) I wish you all the best in continuance of these endeavors. Nyla A. Heerema, Ph.D. Professor, Director of Cytogenetics, Department of Pathology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, USA xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Caro Marco, Seráquevocêpoderiaencaminharestasolicitação a diretoria da SBG? Eutrabalhocomcitogenética e cancer e tenhoutilizadorotineiramente este atlas para consulta. Recebiestasolicitação de ajuda e estourepassando para ver se podemosajudar. Abraços e obrigada Elvira DRP Velloso
Serviço de HematologiaHospitaldasClinicasFMUSP, São Paulo, Brasil xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx The Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics has been a remarkable resource for cytogeneticists and molecular biologist around the world. It is a remarkable contribution to the field that has influenced or aided so many of us. Therefore, I strongly support the Atlas. Dr. Xiaolong Yang, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, at Queen’s University, Canada xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx We need the Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Hematology. Silvia Soriani Department of Laboratory Medicine, Niguarda Ca' Granda Hospital, Milan, Italy xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ Donators, February 2015 Wolfram Henn Kelly Uren Gabrielle Elshtein Mohammed Wilkinson Graeme Suthers Yuliya Olshanskaya Kathy M Pendergraph Ruthann Pfau Kathleen Leppig David Rigdon Anwar Mohamed Xiaolong Yang Zhenjun Lou Kari Miller Oskar Haas Tinuccia Dettori John Lees Julie Sanford Biggerstaff Ana Teresa Braz Julia Bridge MariaA Luiza Macedo Silva Kathrin Muegge Wendy Henderson Aurelia Meloni‐Ehrig Mahieu Boissan Maria Pia Briziarelli Giuliana Gregato Sonal Bakshi Abe Akihiro Nancy Kuemmerle Simona Panni Susana Raimondi TahaZeggwagh Yi‐Hong Zhou EwaRajpert‐De Meyts Diane Jordan Catherine Henry Tarik Moroy Kelly Miller Roberta Vanni Dymphna Margriet Ouwens Peter Jordan Ulrich Pfeffer Richard Parfitt Philippe Campeau Anne Gatignol Kay Huebner Mike Eccles Joerg Schwock Mesut Muyan EulJuSeo Baptiste Gaillard Agnes Daudignon Carole Bonnigal‐Barin Gwenaël Nadeau Gary Dahl Wendy Flejter Carol Phillips Sylvie Tondeur Claus Kerkhoff Boris Wang João Machado Neto Eric Crawford Katrina Vanura Christina Malamaki Margarent Smith Chandra Krishnan Erika Launay RG Administration Michael Harwood Natalie Chan Darrel Hager Detlef Haase Laila Mnayer Paola Silvia Dal Cin Charles Bangs Mary Tang Silvia Soriani Wendy Cuccuini Leboulanger Marc de Braekeleer Catherine Godon ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ See also http://chromosomesincancer.org/en/acknoledgements‐to‐the‐atlas.html