PEDIGREE is a resource of 100,000 people, 20,000 cancer families, 1,000,000 bio-specimens, data, researchers and community representatives established to conduct collaborative research on cancer.
It comprises a cluster of research and technology
platforms for studying the genetic and environmental associations with the risk
and prognosis of some of the common cancers that affect Australians, using
novel population-based family case-control and cohort study designs
complemented by multiple-case families ascertained through clinics and/or the
community. It brings together facilities with similar purposes across the
nation and has established ties to international research consortia.
It is accessible, in collaboration, to scientifically meritorious and
ethically approved Australian and international research proposals. It is
supported by several major institutions and has a transparent, accountable and
adaptable governance system.