Focus: Childhood Cancer Predisposition
Consortium: Consortium for Childhood Cancer Predisposition (C3P)
Headquarters: Emory University
Consortium Manager: Nia Moyer Allen, AflacCTC@choa.org
The long-term goal of this consortium is to improve outcomes for children at high risk for cancer due to hereditary tumor predisposition. A major effort toward this goal is the establishment of a database and biorepository for pediatric cancer predisposition syndromes (CPS), including those with and without a cancer diagnosis, as a well as family members. Studying individuals at high risk for childhood cancer creates a unique opportunity for improving the understanding of carcinogenesis, tumor surveillance, early tumor detection, and cancer prevention, which will ultimately improve care and outcomes for those with CPS.
The Consortium for Childhood Cancer Predisposition was formally established in 2020 as a collaboration of researchers from seven institutions that will contribute to the data commons.