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PEDIGREE (Pathology, Epidemiology, DNA, Informatics & Genetics: a Research Enabling Enterprise) is a resource established to conduct collaborative research on cancer. It provides a research platform for studying the genetic and environmental causes of some of the common cancers that affect Australians, using novel population-based family designs, complemented by multiple-case families ascertained through clinics and/or the community.

PEDIGREE encompasses 100,000 people, 20,000 cancer families, 1,000,000 bio-specimens, data, researchers and community representatives. It brings together facilities with similar purposes across Australia and has existing ties to international research consortia. 

PEDIGREE is accessible, in collaboration, to scientifically meritorious and ethically approved Australian and international research endeavours. It is supported by several major institutions and has a transparent, accountable and adaptable governance system.

PEDIGREE governs the use of resources from CED and the breast and colon cancer family registers.

  • Health 2020/The Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study
  • The Australian Prostate Cancer Family Register (APCFR)
  • The Australian Breast Cancer Family Registry (ABCFR)
  • The Australasian Colorectal Cancer Family Register (ACCFR)

If you're a researcher interested in collaborating with PEDIGREE, or want to know in more detail what the data are used for, visit the PEDIGREE website.