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Men and women can participate if:
they are age 25 or older
at least one of their four grandparents was Ashkenazi Jewish
they have medical insurance
are able to understand and read the English-language
their Zip code falls within the catchment areas accessible to a BFOR designated provider:
New York City
People are excluded if they:
For questions about the study, contact Kenneth Offit, MD, MPH by phone: 646-888-4059 or by email.
The study offers BRCA genetic testing to women and men of Ashkenazi (Eastern European) Jewish ancestry, age 25 or older. This group is at least ten times more likely than the general population to inherit certain kinds of
BRCA mutations. The study is open to people who live in the Boston, New York, Los Angeles or Philadelphia metropolitan areas. For more information, visit the BFOR study website.
Here are the steps to Participate in the BFOR Study:
The following are participating institutions: