German Consortium for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer

Motivation:

The aim of the GC-HBOC is to improve the cinical care of patients with a family history of breast and ovarian cancer in Germany through a network of specialised university centers providing structured interdisciplinary care. Furthermore, GC-HBOC collects comprehensive data on patients and families in a standardized manner, in order to promote research on hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.

Description:

The German Consortium for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer (GC-HBOC) has been founded in 1996 by the German Cancer Aid and has been funded by the German Cancer Aid until recently. GC-HBOC currently comprises 17 university centers providing genetic counseling, histopathological and molecular tissue analysis, genetic testing, and specific structured surveillance programs for early cancer detection at each clinical unit, all based on defined standard operating procedures.

Leipzig Health Atlas PALs: Christoph Engel

Project Coordinators: No Project coordinators for this Project

Project start date: 1st Jan 1996

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