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This study is being conducted by researchers at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Department of Human and Molecular Genetics at Florida International University. You do not need to be in Florida to participate. For information on participation and sending us your sample, contact us at email@example.com.
A research team consisting of geneticists, clinicians, epidemiologists, and medical students is conducting a study to investigate a potential future method of ovarian cancer screening in high risk women to increase early detection.The study is collecting tampon samples from women with a BRCA1 mutation to look for mutations that may help detect ovarian cancer. If these mutations are found at a significant frequency, this could warrant further investigation into the use of tampons as a non-invasive screening modality for ovarian cancer.
We will be collecting tampon samples from BRCA1+ women and a control population of women to determine whether cancer associated mutations can be detected from tampon samples. Participants will be sent instructions for shipping their samples. Women will be compensated for their participation.
This research is conducted under the direction of Dr. Jeff Boyd and a team of established investigators at Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Department of Human and Molecular Genetics. If interested please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org