The Breast Cancer Collaborative Registry (BCCR) is a web-based system developed by the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and operating under the umbrella of the integrated Cancer Data Repository for Cancer Research (iCaRe2). The BCCR is designed to provide collaborative platform to centers with expertise in breast cancer epidemiology, genetics, biology, early detection and patient care with the goal to facilitate rapid and uniform collection of critical information and biological samples to be used in developing prevention and treatment strategies against breast cancer.

The purpose of this project is to develop a national breast cancer resource, which collects demographic and lifestyle information, medical and family details, dietary and environmental exposure history as well as biospecimens from breast cancer patients, women at increased risk for breast cancer, and their family members.

The BCCR available to all institutions interested in studies of risk factors influencing breast cancer development, progression and treatment or the effect of the disease and different treatments on the quality of life of breast cancer survivors. Institutional IRB approval and patient informed consent must be obtained.

The BCCR is committed to protecting each individual’s confidentiality/privacy online. Security issues are addressed using recommendations of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Privacy & Security Toolkit and the electronic information security standards regarding the collection, use, and retention of data mandated by the Federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
Developed by and hosted at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center

If you are interested in becoming a participating center or you are an individual/family interested in participating in this study and/or want more information regarding the BCCR please contact us.
  Publication to cite: Simon Sherman, Oleg Shats, Elizabeth Fleissner, George Bascom, Kevin Yiee, Mehmet Copur, Kate Crow, James Rooney, Zubeena Mateen, Marsha A. Ketcham, Jianmin Feng, Alexander Sherman, Michael Gleason, Leo Kinarsky, Edibaldo Silva-Lopez, James Edney, Elizabeth Reed, Ann Berger and Kenneth Cowan. Multicenter Breast Cancer Collaborative Registry. Cancer Informatics 2011:10 217-226