FOR PATIENTS

UNITING ALL
TO CURE THE ONE

Your personal health data is uniquely your own. But, what if your data, combined with countless other patients, could help lead to a cure for cancer? If you decided to share this data it would be difficult to track down every piece of information that is necessary to understand your disease. There are no standards for data collection and sharing. Taproot is changing this by uniting the nation with a model that harnesses all the important data and puts it to its best use, enabling researchers to discover how to treat each patient.

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

FAMILY HISTORY

Cancer can run in families
By identifying close relatives with cancer, you m ight possibly suggest a genetic component to your cancer.

GENEALOGY

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.

EXPOSURES

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.