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Current Studies


MACGN coordinates ongoing research in the following areas. To find out if there are any studies currently underway, simply click on the topic of interest.
Breast/Ovarian Cancer
Colorectal Cancer
Prostate Cancer
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Visit our Cancer Registry page to see how you can volunteer for these and future research studies.

Understanding Trials provided by CancerTrials, a service of the National Cancer Institute.
Finding Trials at NCI's CancerTrials helps find specific trials in PDQ, the NCI's comprehensive cancer trials database., developed by the National Institutes of Health, provides patients, family members and the public with current information about clinical research studies.
Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) created the Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms to help people without scientific backgrounds understand the terms and concepts used in genetic research.  Simply click on the term of interest to open a page with a wealth of information, including the term's pronunciation, audio information, images and additional links to related terms.  Students, teachers and parents will find the glossary an easy-to-use, always available learning source on genetics.

Statistical Coordinating Center for the Cancer Genetics Network (CGN)
Developed by the Massachusetts General Hospital - Statistical Coordinating Center for the Cancer Genetics Network (CGN), this site focuses on CGN resources available to outside investigators.

Cancer Genetics Network (CGN) 
A national network of academic and health centers specializing in the study of inherited predisposition to cancer.  The resource is available to the research community at large to support studies on the genetic basis of human cancer susceptibility, the integration of this information into medical practice, and on the psychosocial, ethical, legal and public health issues associated with human genetics.  The CGN's interests include:  gene discovery, gene characterization, gene-environment interaction, translational research, behavioral research.  The growing database has information on 18,700 individuals (14,800 families) with cancer and/or a family history of cancer.  Data available to researchers include demographic information, relevant medical history, and a 4-generation cancer family history on each enrollee.  The population enrolled makes possible research on both common and uncommon tumors. 

Cancer Genome Anatomy Project (CGAP)
Sponsored by the NCI, CGAP aims to identify the genes that cause and promote cancer.

Clinical Genetics: Information for Genetic Professionals
Sponsored by University of Kansas Medical Center, this site contains clinical, research, and educational resources for genetics professionals.

Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics
Part of the National Cancer Institute, this site contains information on population based research on environmental and genetic determinants of cancer. Mainly for professionals.

HuGE Net
Part of CDC's As part of the Office of Genetics and Disease Control, Human Genome Epidemiology Network is dedicated to population-based epidemiologic information on the human genome.

National Library of Medicine
A Service of the National Library of Medicine, provides access to over 12 million MEDLINE citations back to the mid-1960's and additional life science journals.  PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources. 

Office of Genetics and Disease Prevention
Maintained by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this site contains information on the impact of human genetic research and the Human Genome Project on public health and disease prevention.

GeneTests                                                                                                                               GeneTests provides current, authoritative information on genetic testing and its use in diagnosis, management, and genetic counseling.  It also promotes the appropriate use of genetic services in patient care and personal decision making.


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