Breast and Colon Cancer Family Registries

The Breast Cancer Family Registry (Breast CFR) and the Colon Cancer Family Registry (Colon CFR) were established by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) as a unique resource for investigators to use in conducting studies on the genetics and molecular epidemiology of breast and colon cancer.

Known collectively as the CFRs, they share a central goal: the translation of research to the clinical and prevention settings for the benefit of Registry participants and the general public.

The CFRs are particularly interested in:

The CFRs do not provide funding for studies; however, researchers can apply to access CFR data and biospecimens contributed by thousands of families from across the spectrum of risk for these cancers and from population-based or relative controls.

Special features of the CFRs include:

Learn more about the Breast CFR
Learn more about the Colon CFR

For questions about the CFRs, contact:

Last Updated: 07 Jun 2012

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