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Using biospecimens and data from thousands of families, the Colon Cancer Family Registry identifies colorectal cancer susceptibility genes, analyzes gene interactions in colorectal cancer etiology, conducts ongoing molecular characterization of participants, and translates research findings to better colorectal cancer prevention and treatment.
The Colon Cancer Family Registry at Mayo Clinic studies genetic and molecular risk factors for colorectal cancer and serves as a resource for researchers who can use the data to discover new ways to prevent and treat colorectal cancer.
Faculty members of the Colon Cancer Family Registry are extensively published in the areas of colorectal cancer risk factors, such as alcohol use, molecular biomarkers for colorectal cancer, whole-genome sequencing, cholecystectomy, germline mutations, and genomic testing for cancer susceptibility.
Researchers can apply to the Colon Cancer Family Registry at Mayo Clinic to access and study data on genetic and environmental factors related to colorectal cancer from more than 11,000 high-risk and low-risk families worldwide.
The Colon Cancer Family Registry, part of an international consortium of six registry centers, remains the largest worldwide group of colorectal cancer families ever gathered together for research.
Contact the Colon Cancer Family Registry at Mayo Clinic to learn more about participant information and biospecimens and to access the registry resource to conduct research on genetic and molecular epidemiology risk factors for colorectal cancer.
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