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Making Genetic Testing Accessible (MAGENTA)

This study is open to:

Women can participate if they are:

  • Are 30 years of age or older
  • Are able to read and speak English and have a valid mailing address in the U.S. 
  • Have a personal or family history of breast cancer OR a family history of ovarian cancer (no personal history of ovarian cancer allowed)
  • Have at least one ovary
  • Have never had genetic testing or counseling for cancer risk in the past
  • Are willing to undergo genetic testing (at no cost) and share their results with their healthcare provider
  • Are willing to complete a series of questionnaires for up to two years
This study is not open to:

Patients are excluded if they:‚Äč

  • Have a personal history of ovarian cancer
  • Are unable to read, speak, and understand English
  • Are unable to access the internet
  • Had previous genetic testing or counseling regarding cancer risk
  • Had previous bone marrow transplant
  • Have active hematologic malignancy (cancer that begins in blood-forming tissue, such as leukemia or lymphoma)
Making Genetic Testing Accessible (MAGENTA)

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Study Contact Information

For any questions about the study, contact us by email or by phone: (713) 745-7877. 

About the Study

The goal of this research study is to test the effects of online genetic education alone or in combination with telephone genetic counseling in order to compare the two methods and the stress a person feels about their risk of cancer.

This study involves undergoing genetic counseling and genetic testing for cancer risk.

For more information, visit the study website

Type of Study

This is a four-arm, randomized study.

  • This study has 4 arms, which means that patients will be assigned into four different groups.

  • This is a randomized study, which means that participants will be placed into one of the four treatment groups by chance. Neither patients nor the research doctor will choose the group participants are placed in.

What the Study Entails

Participants who qualify for this study will:

  • fill out personal and family health history information
  • undergo genetic testing (saliva sample) for 19 genes associated with inherited cancer risk
  • and complete a series of online questionnaires regarding their experience 
  • all participants will receive pre- and post- genetic testing education by video 
  • additionally, some groups will also undergo genetic counseling over the phone before testing and/or after genetic testing

Study Locations

There is no travel required for this study. People can participate from anywhere in the United States as long as they have Internet access. 

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