Connect My Variant

Surveys, Registries, Interviews

Study Contact Information:

For questions about the study, contact the UW research team by phone (206-598-6807) or by email.

About the Study

Researchers at the University of Washington (UW) are recruiting participants with known inherited mutation.  We aim to help participants talk to relatives (both immediate and distant) about their family history and genetic test results, to connect them with others who have the same variant, and to their family trees together.  The study provides tools and resources to help at-risk relatives get genetic testing through their own local doctors.

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What the Study Entails

You do not have to travel to participate. Study activities self-driven.

After eligible participants contact and consent to be part of the study, they will be asked to choose some or all study activities, which they can do at their own pace. These include:

Study Lead Investigator

Brian H. Shirts, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
University of Washington

This Study is Open To:

Men and women can participate if they

This Study is Not Open To:

People may not be join the study if they


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.