Identification and Analysis of Families With Genetic Susceptibility To Cancer Registry

Surveys, Registries, Interviews

Study Contact Information:

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About the Study

The research laboratory at the Abramson Cancer Center is studying genetic sources of cancer risk and currently has one of the largest collections (also called a registry) of families with known or suspected risk in the world. A number of research projects are performed in collaboration with this registry. Research participants receive a numerical identification number that protects their privacy. Collaborating centers do not have access to personal identifiers such as names and dates of birth because only the numerical identifiers are shared.

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Specific research projects are listed below:

What the Study Entails

Participation involves providing medical and family history, key medical records, and a DNA saliva sample. There are no costs associated with participation and all arrangements can be made over the telephone or through the mail. Travel to the University of Pennsylvania is not necessary for participation.

Study Contact Information

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This Study is Open To:

People can participate if:

This Study is Not Open To:


FORCE is a national nonprofit organization, established in 1999. Our mission is to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by adult hereditary cancers.