Jefferson University Hospitals

Research Opportunities

Our patients have the opportunity to participate in research studies focused on genetic susceptibility to cancer, cancer risk, screening and prevention. We also have a research laboratory which is dedicated to genetic studies.

Current research studies include:

  • Genetic Evaluation of Men (GEM) Registry – A registry of men with and at risk for prostate cancer. We collect medical, family history, behavioral data as well as DNA for cancer risk research.
  • GEM Clinical Multi-Gene Testing Study  – Offers a customized cancer gene test to men with a high risk for prostate cancer who meet study eligibility criteria. Eligible participants will have the cost of genetic testing covered by the study. 
  • PROMPT study (multi-institutional study) – Focused on characterizing and interpreting genetic variants in moderate penetrant genes and variants of uncertain significance. 
  • Cancer Genetics Risk Registry – A registry of patients with any cancer or at-risk individuals evaluated for genetic risk.  We will collect medical, family history, behavioral data as well as DNA for cancer risk research.

Please contact Laura Gross at 215-503-5285 for more information about any of these studies.