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A Follow-Up Telephone Genetic Counselling Study

This study is open to:
  • have received your genetic testing results indicating a mutation in either the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene, at least 1 year ago.
  • are between 35 and 70 with a mutation in BRCA1 gene; are between 40 and 70 with a mutation in the BRCA2 gene.

 

This study is not open to:
  • women who are currently pregnant or have given birth in the last 6 months.
  • women who are currently receiving treatment for any cancer.
A Follow-Up Telephone Genetic Counselling Study

A Follow-Up Telephone Genetic Counselling Study

Prevention:
Breast
Ovarian

Study Contact Information

Dawn Lee (Genetic Counselor): Contact Dawn by phone: 1-416-323-6400 ext 2725 or by email

Sophia Virani (Study Coordinator): Contact Sophia by phone: 1-416-323-6400 ext 2749 or by email
 

About the Study

This research study aims to evaluate a follow-up telephone-based genetic counselling intervention for women with a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation who have received genetic counselling in the past.

Typically, when women undergo genetic testing, they receive standard genetic counseling prior to testing in order to fully understand the procedure and associated implications. If a woman’s genetic test results are positive for a mutation in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene, cancer prevention options are then discussed with a genetic counselor.

However, for many women with a BRCA mutation, there is no formal cancer genetics follow-up to provide ongoing guidance and support after genetic testing. In this study, researchers hope to learn more about follow-up telephone genetic counselling experiences in women with a BRCA mutation.

Visit the study website for more information. 

Why Should You Participate?

This study will provide you with up-to-date information about cancer risk management. The genetic counselling session that you will receive will be personalized so that you can be better informed when choosing screening, prevention, and treatment options.

What Does Participation Entail?

To participate, all that is required is the completion of two (2) questionnaires as well as a scheduled genetic counselling session over the telephone. We estimate that each questionnaire should take approximately 15 to 20 minutes to complete.

Please contact our study team if you would like to learn more and to determine if you are eligible to participate. 

Study Team Contact Information:

Dawn Lee (Genetic Counselor)
Email: dawn.lee@wchospital.ca
Tel.: 1-416-323-6400 ext 2725

Sophia Virani (Study Coordinator)
Email: PhoneGCStudy@wchospital.ca
Tel.: 1-416-323-6400 ext 2749

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