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Early Detection Research Network Registry for Hereditary Cancer

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Lynch, HenryCreighton University
Lynch, HenryCreighton University

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Breast and Gynecologic Cancers Research

The EDRN High Risk Registry (HRR)recruits individuals that carry germline mutations for hereditary cancer syndromes, who are willing to participate in biomarker studies. Recruitment is pursued through distribution of recruitment packets. The recruitment packet includes a cover letter, EDRN HRR brochure, consent form, HIPAA authorization, and baseline questionnaire. Upon completion of enrollment materials, each Registry member is provided a Certificate of Confidentiality, which has been issued by the NCI for the EDRN HRR. The EDRN HRR has a website (http://medicine2.creighton.edu/EDRN-Registry). It provides eligibilty, enrollment educational information for individuals who are at high risk of developing hereditary cancer. The EDRN HRR newsletter is published twice each year. These are distributed to EDRN HRR members on an annual basis. Follow-up questionnaires are sent to Registry participants each year. An EDRN HRR database has been established to store demographic data, personal and family history of cancer diagnoses, personal smoking history, female specific history, as well as cancer prevention, detection and treatment information collected on questionnaires. All EDRN HRR questionnaires and database use the EDRN CDEs.

To maintain and expand our High Risk Registry of carriers of cancer genetic syndromes who are willing to participate in biomarker studies.

There are currently no biomarkers annotated for this protocol.

No datasets are currently associated with this protocol.


New Funding Opportunity: Biomarker Development Laboratories for the Early Detection Network: Applications Due May 23

Update: Pre-application webinar information now available.

The National Cancer Institute's Division of Cancer Prevention has released a new funding opportunity to solicit organ-specific applications for Biomarker Developmental Laboratories (BDLs), one of the four scientific units of the recently funded Early Detection Research Network (EDRN). The EDRN is a national infrastructure funded to discover, develop, and validate biomarkers for risk assessment, detection, and molecular diagnosis and prognosis of early cancer. BDLs are responsible for the discovery, development, characterization, and testing of new, or the refinement of existing, biomarkers and biomarker assays for risk assessment, detection, and molecular diagnosis and prognosis of cancers.

The existing BDLs are primarily focused on ovary and gastrointestinal cancers. The proposed BDLs (to be supported under this funding opportunity) should be focused on one or more of the following cancers: breast, prostate and other genitourinary organs, or lung. In addition, cancers with rapidly rising incidence rates, e.g., endometrial, hepatocellular, kidney, thyroid, oropharyngeal cancers, and/or cancers with unique etiology, e.g., mesothelioma, will be considered.

The newly funded units of the Early Detection Research Network will be announced later in April. Successful applicants have already been notified. Those researchers who were not successful during the last round of applications are encouraged to apply to this opportunity.