About Pedigree

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.