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Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium

Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium

What is CPIC?

The Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium (CPIC®) is an international consortium of individual volunteers and a small dedicated staff who are interested in facilitating use of pharmacogenetic tests for patient care.

One barrier to implementation of pharmacogenetic testing in the clinic is the difficulty in translating genetic laboratory test results into actionable prescribing decisions for affected drugs.

CPIC’s goal is to address this barrier to clinical implementation of pharmacogenetic tests by creating, curating, and posting freely available, peer-reviewed, evidence-based, updatable, and detailed gene/drug clinical practice guidelines (click here for all CPIC publications).  CPIC guidelines follow standardized formats, include systematic grading of evidence and clinical recommendations, use standardized terminology, are peer-reviewed, and are published in a leading journal (in partnership with Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics) with simultaneous posting to cpicpgx.org, where they are regularly updated.

CPIC started as a shared project between PharmGKB and the Pharmacogenomics Research Network (PGRN) in 2009. CPIC guidelines are indexed in PubMed as clinical guidelines, endorsed by ASHP and ASCPT, and referenced in ClinGen and PharmGKB.

Additionally, the College of American Pathologists (CAP)  has stated: “CAP applauds and supports the objectives, processes and work completed as of December 2018 by the Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium (CPIC®). These efforts will help clinicians, laboratories, health care providers and vendors.”

CPIC resources are freely available under a Creative Commons public domain license.
Read the license page for more details.

Team

CPIC Co-Principal Investigators
Kelly E. Caudle, Pharm.D., Ph.D.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Teri E. Klein, Ph.D.
Stanford University

Co-Investigator
Mary V. Relling, Pharm.D.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

CPIC Informatics Co-Directors
Michelle Whirl-Carrillo, Ph.D.
Stanford University

James M. Hoffman, Pharm.D.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Stanford CPIC Coordinator
Michelle Whirl-Carrillo, Ph.D.
Stanford University

Steering Committee

Teri E. Klein, Ph.D.
Stanford University

Kelly E. Caudle, Pharm.D., Ph.D.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Michelle Whirl-Carrillo, Ph.D.
Stanford University

Mary V. Relling, Pharm.D.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Dan M. Roden, M.D.
Vanderbilt University

Rachel F. Tyndale, Ph.D.
University of Toronto and CAMH

Larisa Cavallari, Pharm.D.
University of Florida

Stuart A. Scott, Ph.D.
Stanford University and Stanford Healthcare

Sara Van Driest, M.D., Ph.D.
Vanderbilt University

Scientific Advisory Board

Julie A. Johnson, Pharm.D.
University of Florida

Gwendolyn A. McMillin, Ph.D.
ARUP Laboratories

Robert Nussbaum, M.D.
University of California, San Francisco

Heidi Rehm, Ph.D.
Partners Healthcare

Marc S. Williams, M.D.
Geisinger

Sandy Aronson
Partners Personalized Medicine

Justin B. Starren, M.D., Ph.D.
Northwestern University

Houda Hachad, Pharm.D., M. Res.
AccessDx/Medtek21

Andrea Gaedigk, Ph.D.
Children’s Mercy

News & Announcements

  • The ability to predict ahead of time which drugs will be effective for a unique patient and determine which medications may cause patients serious issues, will save lives, improve health care outcomes, and decrease health care costs. Several genes in the human genome play a role in how people respond to medications, including how effective […]
  • Similar to our PharmGKB user survey in October-November, we have launched a user survey to gather feedback about the use of our Pediatric PharmGKB website. All user responses are greatly appreciated; no matter who you are, where you are in the world or how many times you have used Pediatric PharmGKB. Again, the survey is […]
  • The ClinGen Malignant Hyperthermia Susceptibility Variant Curation Expert Panel recently published recommendations for RYR1 pathogenicity classifications in malignant hyperthermia susceptibility (PMID: 33767344). These revised ACMG/AMP criteria were applied to the 44 variants originally included in the CPIC recommendations (PMID: 30499100) and 29 variants were classified as pathogenic, 13 as likely pathogenic, and 2 as variants […]
  • Thanks to user feedback regarding the PharmGKB pathways, we understand that many of our pathways are used for teaching and presentations, and that users love the detailed figures. We are also aware that many users are interested in the underlying data — what's on the components tab, the papers supporting pathway arrows and the downloadable […]
  • PharmGKB is wholly supported by NIH (NHGRI and NICHD). As we prepare for grant renewal, we are asking users of our API to provide us with 3-4 brief pieces of information to help us demonstrate the importance of our API to the global PGx community. If you use our API, please spend 1 minute filling […]

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