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Search Results: Prevention, Detection & Risk + Prostate Cancer (5 results)
Prostate screening with MRI for men with Lynch syndrome (MLH1, MSH2, MSH6, PMS2, EPCAM) or a BRCA1, BRCA2, HOXB13, ATM, NBN, TP53, BRIP1, CHEK2, PALB2, RAD51C, RAD51D, or other mutation
Men at High Genetic Risk for Prostate Cancer
The National Institutes of Health has a clinical trial for men at high genetic risk for prostate cancer. This is trial is for men without prostate cancer, ages 30 to 75, who have tested positive for Lynch syndrome (MLH1, MSH2, MSH6, PMS2, EPCAM) or BRCA1, BRCA2, HOXB13, ATM, NBN, TP53, BRIP1, CHEK2, PALB2, RAD51C, RAD51D, or FANC (FANCA, FANCB, FANCC, FANCD2, FANCE, FANCF, FANCG, FANCI, FANCL, and FANCM). The trial involves screening MRI of the prostate every two years and biopsy of the prostate if the MRI is abnormal. There is no cost for travel or study-related tests.
People at high risk for prostate cancer due to an inherited mutation
Prostate Cancer Genetic Risk Evaluation and Screening Study (PROGRESS)
This study will look at how enhanced prostate cancer screening using MRI will improve early detection rates and further understanding of how inherited mutations can lead to development of prostate cancer.
People with a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation
Testing a Vaccine for Cancer Prevention in People with a BRCA1 or BRCA2 Mutation
This study will look at a new vaccine known as INO-5401 used alone or combined with a second vaccine called INO-9012. The study will test if the vaccine is safe (without large side effects) and test a new way of giving vaccines. It will also test whether the vaccine activates the immune system. A goal of this research is to reduce cancer risk in people with a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation. Additional studies will be needed to learn if this vaccine approach lowers cancer risk in mutation carriers.
Research Study to Help Improve Family Communication About Inherited Mutations
The Ohio State University and FORCE want to understand if a family communication guide for people with BRCA mutations is helpful and if it’s also useful to have a video that you can text or email to family members that explains your BRCA mutation. We are currently looking for people between the ages of 18-80 who have mutation in BRCA1 or BRCA2, have an active email address, and an internet capable device like a computer, tablet, or smartphone. Participants will be asked to complete a total of 3 surveys. Participants will be randomly assigned to either receive just the communication guide or the guide plus the sharable. Each survey will take 10-15 minutes (the study could take up to 1.5 hours to complete depending on how much time you spend reviewing the study materials).
You can get more information or ask to participate in the study by sending an email to: [email protected].
Genomic Services Research Program Study for People with Unexpected Genetic Results
A new study is recruiting people who received unexpected genetic test results about their cancer risk after having genetic testing done for some other reason.
This is a study of people with "secondary results” from genetic testing. Secondary results are unexpected. They are not related to the reason the person had the genetic test but are shared because they may be very important to the person’s health. Most secondary results have to do with high risks for health problems that can be treated or prevented. Many of these results are related to cancer risk. If you think you have received a secondary result, you may be eligible to join this study.