Culturally-Informed Counseling in Latinas at High Risk for Hereditary Breast or Ovarian Cancer

Sponsored by City of Hope Medical Center

Phase Quota
Phase N/A

A culturally-informed intervention may be an effective method to help people learn more about their cancer risk.

Study Start Date: December 2010

Estimated Completion Date: January 2017

Specialties: Obstetrics & Gynecology: Breast,Gynecologic Oncology Oncology: Breast,Diagnostics/Radiology,Gynecologic Oncology Nurse Practitioner: Education/Training


  • Other: counseling intervention
  • Other: questionnaire administration
  • Other: educational intervention
  • Other: survey administration

Inclusion criteria

  • Individuals who have a personal history of hereditary breast or ovarian cancer; a subset of 60 women without a personal history of hereditary or ovarian cancer will be included in an exploratory subset analysis
  • Meet NCCN criteria for consideration of genetic testing for hereditary breast cancer
  • Willing to sign consent
  • Pregnant women and women of child-bearing potential
  • Women who report themselves to be of Latino or Hispanic ethnic background (defined as Spanish, Mexican, Central or South American, Cuban, Puerto Rican, Dominican, or other Hispanic origin)
  • Women who are under- or uninsured and come from low-income communities
  • Ability to understand English or Spanish

Exclusion criteria

  • Previous participation in GCRA

Study Locations And Contact Information

  • University of Southern CaliforniaKeck School of Medicine, Los Angeles California
    Contact: Charite Ricker MS CGC 323-226-2289
  • Olive ViewUCLA Medical Center, Sylmar California
  • University of Southern CaliforniaKeck School of Medicine, Los Angeles California
  • City of Hope Medical Center, Duarte California

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