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New York, New York 10065


The purpose of this study is to learn more about women's decision to undergo prophylactic surgery. This is removal of healthy organs in order to reduce risk of cancer. This study will help us to understand what makes women decide whether or not to have this kind of surgery.

Study summary:

For women with a strong family history of breast/ovarian cancer, few options exist for primary prevention of these cancers other than prophylactic surgery, or surgical removal of noncancerous organs in order to prevent occurrence of the disease. The primary aim of the study is to describe the stages of intention to undergo prophylactic mastectomy and/or oophorectomy among women seeking genetic testing for inherited BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations, and to identify factors that influence stages of intention regarding prophylactic surgery. To achieve these aims, 626 women undergoing genetic counseling and testing for inherited breast ovarian cancer risk will be assessed before their first genetic counseling session and three times (1 week, 6 months and 12 months) in the year following notification of their genetic test results.


Inclusion Criteria: - Female gender - age 25 and above - a personal or family history of breast and/or ovarian cancer showing clinical features associated with increased risk of carrying a BRCA1/2 mutation (e.g., breast and ovarian cancer on the same side of the family, early age of onset, multiple primaries in the same individual) or having a first-degree relative with a known BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation. Exclusion Criteria: - Male gender - age less than 25 years - unable to provide meaningful informed consent due to physical, cognitive or psychiatric disability - non-English speaking



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Wendy Lichtenthal, Ph.D.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

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Location Contact:

New York, New York 10065
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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