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Research Participation Opportunity: Sharing Hereditary Cancer Information within the Family

This study is being conducted by researchers at Memorial University in St. John’s, NL. It aims to explore the opinions of individuals from families with identified BRCA 1/2 and Lynch mutations about methods of informing relatives about their risk of inherited cancer. The researchers would like to hear about the experience of telling other family members about their family genetic cancer risk. They also hope to hear from people who were told about their risk by a relative but may not themselves have informed others in the family. The survey takes about 15-20 minutes to fill out.

They hope that this information will allow them to identify all possible ways at-risk individuals could be identified so they might benefit from genetic counselling and life-saving interventions.

For more information or to participate please click here.

Randomised trial of population-based BRCA testing in Ashkenazi Jews: long-term outcomes

Population BRCA testing in Ashkenazi Jews reduces anxiety and does not adversely affect psychological health or quality of life.

Manchanda R, Burnell M, Gaba F, Desai R, Wardle J, Gessler S, Side L, Sanderson S, Loggenberg K, Brady AF, Dorkins H, Wallis Y, Chapman C, Jacobs C, Legood R, Beller U, Tomlinson I, Menon U, Jacobs I. Randomised trial of population-based BRCA testing in Ashkenazi Jews: longterm outcomes. BJOG 2020;127:364–375.