Since its inception in 2009, MaGIC has grown to include clinical and basic scientists from more than 40 institutions in 13 countries—and we continue to look for new members to join us.

Benefits of becoming a member of the Malignant Germ Cell International Consortium (MaGIC) include:

  • Participation and collaboration in our clinical research, clinical trial design, and biology studies
  • Authorship on MaGIC manuscripts
  • Participation in the Annual Meeting
  • Access to the MaGIC Data Commons

There are three different MaGIC Membership categories listed below. To apply for membership, please choose the category that best fits your description.  If you have any questions, please email us at magic@dfci.harvard.edu.

Associate Member
Associate Members are individuals who are actively involved in germ cell tumor research through one or more of the following areas: clinical trial design, clinical research or biologic research. Associate Members typically hold a faculty appointment at the assistant or early associate level and have a track record of independent work as demonstrated through manuscripts published.

If you are interested in applying to the Associate Member membership category, please click here.

Young Investigator
The Young Investigator membership category is designed to encourage and help facilitate research in young researchers who have a predominant interest in clinical, epidemiologic or biologic research in the field of germ cell tumors.  Applicants are encouraged from across fields and disciplines including but not limited to gynecologic oncology, pediatric oncology and adult medical oncology.
Young Investigators will be paired with a mentor, a current active member of MaGIC, based on their research interests.

If you are interested in applying to the Young Investigator membership category, please click here.

Patient Advocate
The Patient Advocate membership category is designed bring a patient or parent’s unique and important viewpoints and voice into MaGIC, and to help guide and advise the consortium on its research endeavors.  This membership is targeted to patients with a past history of germ cell tumors, parents of children who have had germ cell tumors, or other advocates who are passionate about the study of germ cell tumors.  A science or research background is not required for this role, as advocates will be matched with members of MaGIC to help facilitate understanding of more scientific discussions.

If you are interested in applying to the Patient Advocate membership category, please click here.