High Risk Breast Clinic

High Risk Breast Cancer Clinic

Breast Cancer Research

Principal Investigator: Saundra S. Buys, MDbuyshighrisk 280

The High Risk Breast Cancer Clinic provides data and blood samples to researchers who are interested in investigating the genetic causes of breast cancer. The clinic is one of six National Cancer Institute-funded breast cancer registries that make up the Breast Cancer Family Registry.

The High Risk Breast Cancer Clinic (HRBCC), one of six sites that make up the Breast Cancer Family Registry (BCFR), serves as a resource for researchers searching for new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer. Over a fifteen year period the HRBCC enrolled more than 1500 individuals from 256 families, collecting data and biospecimens that have been made available for research. Internationally, over 30,000 individuals from nearly 12,000 families have contributed data and/or biospecimens to this valuable resource that has resulted in hundreds of publications and research projects.

Although the HRBCC is no longer recruiting new participants, it continues to collect data and biospecimens from already enrolled individuals that are made available for local research projects and becomes part of the BCFR’s data and biospecimen repositories.

More detailed information about the BCFR can be found at www.bcfamilyregistry.org.


Medical Director: Saundra S. Buys, MD

If you have a strong family history of breast and/or ovarian cancer, you may wish to be seen in Huntsman Cancer Institute's Family Cancer Assessment Clinic. This is a fee-for-service clinic for individuals who have concerns about their risk of developing cancer based on family history.

For More Information:

Family Cancer Assessment Clinic
Huntsman Cancer Institute University of Utah
2000 Circle of Hope
Salt Lake City UT 84112
1-800-936-6343 toll free
801-585-5763 fax