Study for Women at Increased Risk of Developing Breast Cancer identifier:
NCT00291096 (

This study will create a system to assess an individual’s risk of breast cancer

Study Contact Information:

For additional information, please contact: Bruce Kimler, PhD by phone 913-588-4523 or by email

About the Study

This study will create a system to assess an individual’s risk of breast cancer based on random sampling of normal breast tissue as well as determine new and help understand previously identified risk biomarkers. Risk biomarkers are measurable substances in the body that suggest an individual might have a disease like breast cancer.

What the Study Involves

Participants will maintain contact with the researchers for the length of the study. Participants will provide demographic information, biological samples, and other data. The biological samples include blood, breast tissue obtained by random periareolar fine needle aspiration (RPFNA), where a small amount of breast tissue is removed using a thin, hollow needle, and nipple aspirate fluid (NAF), where fluid is drawn from the breast using a special pump. Participants’ risk biomarkers, breast density, and lifetime risk of breast cancer will be collected. Participants may have genetic testing.

Study Site


University of Kansas Medical Center 
Kansas City, Kansas 
Contact: Bruce Kimler, Ph.D. 913-588-4523

This Study is Open To:

Women 35 to 60 years old (or within 10 years of youngest age of diagnosis of breast cancer in a first degree relative) who are at high risk of developing breast cancer and who are:

This Study is Not Open To:

People who do not meet the inclusion criteria defined above and those who:


FORCE is a national nonprofit organization, established in 1999. Our mission is to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by adult hereditary cancers.