The Indiana Familial Cancer Program was initiated in 1993 in response to increasing knowledge about the correlation of cancer risk with family history, the identification of genes responsible for hereditary cancer, and the interest of both physicians and the general population for expertise in cancer genetics.


The IFCP was developed as a two part program—a cancer genetic clinic and a research roster. The Indiana Familial Cancer Clinic offers review of family history and pedigree construction, cancer risk assesment, and genetic testing for hereditary cancer syndromes. For more information, read about our Indiana Familial Cancer Clinic.

The research roster is an institutionally approved database with collected demographic, family and medical information from families with hereditary cancer syndromes. Approximately 5% to 10% of all cancer is due to an inherited predisposition. This database of collected information is a rich and unique research tool available for doctors and scientists studying the causes of cancer. For more information, read about our Indiana Familial Cancer Roster.

Department of Medical / Molecular Genetics
Indiana University School of Medicine
975 W. Walnut Street, #130
Indianapolis, IN 46202