CPIC Research Resources

CPIC participates in several large-scale, long-term, collaborative research studies providing the platform for a large number of smaller, targeted studies. These research resources involve compiling local data with that collected by partnering organizations in other parts of California, the U.S., and the world. CPIC scientists also lead research studies using the large data resources into which our local data are contributed.

Learn more about CPIC's Research Resources below: 

California Teachers Study is a statewide prospective study of 133,479 women recruited through the State Teachers Retirement System in 1995. It was originally designed to focus on risk factors for breast cancer but data from study is now used to understand women's health more broadly. Learn more about available resources

Greater Bay Area Cancer Registry (GBACR) gathers information about all cancer diagnosed or treated in the nine-county area (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz). Learn more about the registry and how to obtain data for research


Northern California Family Registry for Breast Cancer. CPIC is the Northern California site of the Breast Cancer Family Registry (BCFR), a muilticenter cohort consisting of about 12,000 breast cancer families from the U.S., Canada, and Australia, Established in 1995, the data made available through this work have been widely used throughout the scientific community in numerous collaborative studies and has contributed many new insights into the genetics of breast cancer.


Northern California Colon Cancer Family Registry. The Colon Cancer Family Registry (CCFR) is an international consortium of six cohort of about 14,500 colon cancer families from the U.S., Canada, and Australia established in 1997, with systematic follow-up to collect data on health outcomes, detailed lifestyle information, and biological samples to help better understand the causes and clinical management of colorectal cancer. Learn more about the registry here

Biospecimen Repository. Select biospecimens with annotated data are available for collaborative projects. Contact Ingrid Oakley-Girvan for details and fees.










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