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