LEGACY: Lessons in Epidemiology and Genetics of Adult Cancer from Youth

The five North American sites of the Breast Cancer Family Registry are studying girls between the ages of 6 and 13 years to examine how lifestyle, environment, and biology affect the growth and development of young girls and teens and how these factors affect women’s health later in life. The study includes girls with a history of breast cancer in their family, and, for comparison, girls from families without breast cancer. Mothers and daughters are contacted every 6 months for 5 years.

Though we have reached our recruitment goals for the LEGACY Girls Study, you can learn more about the study and keep abreast of current activities by visiting the official LEGACY Girls Study website at www.legacygirlsstudy.org. New opportunities for participation may become available in the future.