Use our HBOC Research Search tool to find and participate in research focused on hereditaty cancers. Need assistance getting started?
You can participate if you:
People are excluded if they:
Have a known cancer susceptibility gene
Have received genetic counseling for cancer risk within the last 3 years
Have received a bone marrow transplant, had a blood transfusion within the last 7 days, or have an active hematologic malignancy (i.e. leukemia or lymphoma)
Are unable to sign the informed consent because of a mental incompetency or psychiatric illness
Are unwilling to complete a series of questionnaires for up to 15 months
Have a life expectancy of less than 1 year
Have APC I1307K as the only inherited mutation within their family
Have PMS2 exons 12-15 deletion as the only inherited mutation within their family
For any questions about the study, contact us by email or by phone: (617) 582-9444.
The goal of this research study is to increase the uptake of genetic testing among family members of pancreatic cancer patients who may carry a genetic mutation.
This study involves education about genetic testing, undergoing genetic testing for cancer risk (for those who choose to)and completion of a series of 4 sets of questionnaires.
For more information, visit the study website.
This is a two-arm, cluster randomized study.
Participants who qualify for this study will:
There is no travel required for this study. People can participate from anywhere in the United States as long as they have Internet access.