Northern California Breast Cancer Family Registry

The Northern California Breast Cancer Family Registry at the Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA is one of six international registries collaborating in the Breast Cancer Family Registry established in 1995 with funding from the National Cancer Institute.

The six family registries have enrolled over 40,000 women and men from over 15,000 multigenerational families in the U.S., Canada and Australia, with 4,000 participating breast cancer families from the San Francisco Bay Area.

The Breast Cancer Family Registry was established to provide a research resource to scientists world-wide that will facilitate interdisciplinary research on breast cancer prevention, second cancers, survival, and women’s health. We are thankful to our participants for supporting research on breast cancer. Without their dedication for many years, this crucial work would not be possible. Read more about the Family Registry >

News & Announcements

Launch of New Family Registry Follow-Up

We are excited to launch our new Family Registry follow-up questionnaire in the Spring of 2019!

We would truly appreciate your time and effort in completing another follow-up questionnaire. By collecting data from the same families and individuals over time, we will be able to examine how certain factors affect breast cancer risk throughout the different stages of life. We will also recruit the ‘next generation’ – children of participants who are now adults and between the ages of 18 and 39 years.

We will mail or email the questionnaire to participants over the next 2-3 years. Please contact us if your mailing address or email address has changed.

Meet Our Team

We are a team of study coordinators, data analysts and interviewers, led by Dr. Esther M. John, Principal Investigator. 

View Our Work

Our research covers a wide range of topics and our findings have been published in various scientific journals.