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CGEM works with families to develop tailored treatments for each patient. We are pleased to share our success stories that shine a spotlight on how innovative treatments are leading to best practices in genomic medicine.

Success Stories

Our Patient Success Stories


The Gift of Birthdays: A child’s first birthday is a big milestone for every family. But for Tammie, it was bittersweet. At almost 12 months of age her daughter Gracie, who was born with Down syndrome, was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML)....

FEVR Disease

The Gift of Seeing Colour: For those of you who are parents, think back to that emotional day in the hospital when your child was born. Now imagine that prior to delivery, your doctor tells you there’s a 50-50 chance that your child could have FEVR, a gene mutation that causes blindness...

Crohns Disease (Medical Microbiome)

The Gift of Feeling 100%: Most kids don’t think twice about ordering a pizza on a Friday night, but for someone with Crohn’s disease having a slice could lead to being doubled-over in pain for hours...

Gastric Caner

The Gift of Getting Answers: Marsha has always been interested in science, so when her mother and several people in her family were diagnosed with stomach cancer, she wanted to do all she could to find out if it was hereditary...

The Gift of Mowing the Lawn: 

Growing up, most of us dream of owning a home.  But for people like Ryan, who was born with Fabry disease, the burden of upkeep often makes home ownership unattainable.​​..

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Patients participating in CGEM studies are by referral only. If you are a patient who is interested in genomic medicine, please speak to your doctor who will connect with one of our referring clinicians.

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