The High Risk Cancer Research Clinics and Studies provide information for investigations into the genetics and inheritance of cancer. Through these clinics, eligible participants may enroll in cancer research studies. The clinics provide education, and in some cases cancer screening services, for individuals and families with an increased risk of developing cancer. The clinics are staffed by physicians, genetic counselors, research coordinators, and other support personnel.
Because the High Risk Cancer Research Clinics and Studies have defined research goals, participants must meet certain enrollment criteria.
Huntsman Cancer Institute also has the fee-for-service Family Cancer Assessment Clinic, which provides similar services for people who have concerns about their risk of developing cancer based on family history, but do not meet the enrollment criteria of the High Risk Cancer Research studies.