Inherited CAncer REgistry
“Inherited CAncer REgistry”
The purpose of the Inherited CAncer REgistry (ICARE) Initiative is to provide individuals interested in participating in studies focused on inherited cancer predisposition the opportunity to enroll in a research registry. Efforts through the registry include, but are not limited to, contribution of data to observational studies, targeted gene-specific studies, and education and outreach efforts for both participants and recruiting healthcare providers. Participants are given the opportunity to learn about and participate in other efforts for which they may be eligible. All participants and recruiting healthcare providers receive educational newsletters twice per year which contain research and clinical updates in the field of cancer genetics. Providers who recruit patients can also access monthly web-based genetics case conferences which focus on different topics each month and are generally attended by a guest expert who provides background information on the topic as well as comments on the case presentations. Participation in ICARE involves completion of an informed consent form, baseline questionnaire, follow-up questionnaires every two years, and medical record/tumor releases, as applicable. There is no cost to participate and all correspondence can be facilitated through phone, email, or mail. Enrollment can be completed either through a traditional paper-based consenting method (i.e. postal mail) or through the online enrollment option available on the ICARE website (InheritedCancer.net). If you are a patient interested in learning more or a provider interested in recruiting to ICARE, please visit our website where you may complete an online contact form requesting a study team member contact you.
Inherited CAncer REgistry (ICARE) Initiative