Northern California Breast Cancer Family Registry


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Read our latest Newsletter

Our monthly newsletter is now available with updates from the Breast Cancer Family Registry. You can view it here.

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 30,000 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.

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If you are planning to move, or recently changed your address, please let us know by calling our toll-free number 1-888-441-2643 or e-mail us at 

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.