Firefighter Initiative

cancer testing for firefighters

We are honored to be working with Firefighter Departments across the United States.


A recent study from the IAFF shows that 66% of firefighters will be diagnosed with cancer at some point during their lifetime. Others studies indicate that firefighters are up to 2X at risk for developing certain cancers. See the Firefighter Cancer Support Network website for more information. Firefightercancersupport.org

Click here for a recent report from WFAA, Dallas, regarding cancer and prevention policies for Firefighters:  http://www.wfaa.com/article/news/local/dallas-fire-rescue-to-adopt-new-cancer-prevention-policies/287-535261862

The IvyGene test is a blood test that confirms the presence of cancer.  Please note that cancer screening is not an approved utility of the IvyGene test.  The IvyGene test is supplementary to standard of care diagnostics and can be used as a follow-up to diagnostics such as abnormal imaging and BRCA1 and BRCA2.  IvyGene has been validated with four tissues of origin:  breast, colon, liver and lung.  The presence of other cancer types may also result in an elevated IvyGene Score and as more cancer types are validated, we will add them to the list.

There are various IvyGene testing initiatives underway with the Firefighter Association and Departments across the country. If you are already involved, want to get involved from a department level, or are interested in the test as an individual Firefighter, we are here to help you.

Different Options for Testing:

City Sponsored Testing

Cities may approve a budget for IvyGene testing which may cover part or all of the cost of the test.

Firefighter Department Testing

Individual Departments may offer education and information about the IvyGene test for their employees and help coordinate the effort to obtain testing.

Individual Efforts

If you are an individual Firefighter, active or retired, interested in taking the IvyGene test, please register below and we will provide the information you need to move forward. We appreciate what you do for all our communities and we are here to help you along this path.

Register Here

Please reference our FAQ page for questions you may have and more detailed information about the test.

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