Moffitt Cancer Center Seeks Breast Cancer Survivors for Genetic Counseling Study

August 18, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. Moffitt Cancer Center is looking for breast cancer survivors for a study evaluating the effectiveness of new educational materials about genetic counseling. An estimated 10 percent of breast cancers are thought to be hereditary. Genetic counseling gives individuals an opportunity to learn if his or her personal or family history of breast cancer may be due to an inherited gene mutation.

The National Institutes of Health-funded study requires participants to have a previous breast cancer diagnosis and to not have participated in genetic counseling or testing. Interested individuals should also have a family history of breast or ovarian cancer.

Study participants will be asked to review information about genetic counseling and complete three questionnaires. The questionnaires can be completed online, over the phone or by mail. Compensation will be provided at the end of each questionnaire.

Those interested in participating in the study can call Kelli Nam, M.P.H. at 813-745-1015 or GeneticEducationStudy@Moffitt.org.

About Moffitt Cancer Center
Located in Tampa, Moffitt is one of only 45 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research, its contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt is the top-ranked cancer hospital in Florida and has been listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Best Hospitals” for cancer care since 1999. With more than 4,600 team members, Moffitt has an economic impact in the state of $1.9 billion. For more information, visit MOFFITT.org, and follow the Moffitt momentum on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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