Cancer Predisposition Program Resources

Educational Materials

Educational Materials for Practitioners

In this lecture, we discuss the general approach to patients with a possible cancer predisposition syndrome, review a few of the more common cancer surveillance syndromes, and discuss future directions in the field of pediatric cancer predisposition.

Support and Education Groups

The Proteus Syndrome Foundation supports and educates families and professionals, and fundraises for proteus syndrome research.



The A-T Children's Project is a nonprofit that raises funds to support research aimed at finding life-improving therapies and a cure for ataxia-telangiectasia.

The A-T Society works to improve quality of life and care for people living with ataxia-telangiectasia while promoting research to lengthen lives and find a cure.

BCCNS Life Support Network provides information for children and adults with Basal Cell Carcinoma Nevus Syndrome, an inherited genetic disorder.

Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome Support Group – U.K. supports families of children with Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome, promotes public and professional awareness of BWS, and supports and encourages research.

It addresses the growing concern surrounding the misuse of genetic information in health insurance and employment decisions.

GeneReviews are expert-authored, peer-reviewed disease descriptions focused on the diagnosis, management and genetic counseling for people with inherited conditions.

The Genetics Home Reference is an online guide from the National Institutes of Health designed to help you understand genetic conditions. It includes a handbook, glossary and resources.

The Gorlin Syndrome Group is a network offering guidance and information to patients, their families and caregivers whose lives are affected by Gorlin Syndrome.

The Histiocytosis Association is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing the unique needs of patients and families dealing with the effects of histiocytic disorders.

LFS Association provides a wide range of information, advocacy and support services for individuals and families with Li Fraumeni Syndrome.

The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) provides advocacy, education and other services to improve the lives of all people affected by rare diseases.

National Wilms Tumor Study is a non-profit federally funded research study.

Neurofibromatosis Network is the leading national organization advocating for federal funding for NF research and the development of local NF organizations.

The NF2 Crew is an online support community for patients and family members (and other loved ones) with neurofibromatosis type 2.

GINA is a federal law designed to protect people in the United States from genetic discrimination in health insurance and employment.

VHL Alliance is dedicated to research, education and support to improve diagnosis, treatment and quality of life for those affected by von-hippel lindau.

The XLP Research Trust exists to promote and fund research into the cause, management, symptoms and cure for X-linked lymphoproliferative syndrome (XLP).