ASK YOUR ONCOLOGIST ABOUT PARTICIPATING IN ROOT
THE ROOT REGISTRY
The ROOT Registry is a national observational clinical trial, enabling patients and clinicians to identify, collect, and share the highest quality cancer data. Clinics report information on behalf of the patient in a format that provides the greatest research benefit. Taproot forms partnerships with clinics to help them receive value for time and effort spent in reporting your data.
INFORMATION YOU CAN PROVIDE TO HELP UNDERSTAND CANCER BETTER
Cancer can run in families
By identifying close relatives with cancer, you m ight possibly suggest a genetic component to your cancer.
Sometimes cancer skips generations
By building a larger picture of distant relationships we can identify more complex genetic factors that lead to cancer. This information will allow us to look for associations with distant relatives who are also participating in ROOT.
Cancer can come from environmental factors
You can report what you have been exposed to, and where you have lived. This may help us find associations not fully understood before.
YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ARE PROTECTED
All information that identifies you is removed prior to sharing.