What is Inherited Cancer?
Approximately 5-10% of all cancers are “inherited” or “hereditary”
- Hereditary cancers are caused by a change (mutation) in certain genes
- Inherited cancer risk can affect both men and women of all ages
- These gene changes may:
- be passed down from mothers or fathers to sons and daughters
- raise a person’s risk for developing one or more types of cancer
What is the Inherited Cancer Registry (ICARE)?
ICARE represents an effort to improve access to cancer genetics expertise for patients and healthcare providers. We send clinical and research updates through newsletters, educational webinars, and other resources. The goal of our research includes maintaining a registry of individuals interested in participating in inherited cancer research studies. There is no cost to participate in ICARE and communications can be conducted via phone, email, or mail, with no need for an in-person visit.
Map of ICARE Participants Across the United States