Accession Number:

ADA413817

Title:

Genetic Counseling for Breast Cancer Susceptibility in African American Women

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 22 Jan 2002-21 Jan 2003

Corporate Author:

PENNSYLVANIA UNIV PHILADELPHIA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

Increasingly, the cultural beliefs and values of participants are being recognized as important factors in genetic counseling. Despite recommendations to increase the cultural sensitivity of genetic counseling, such programs have not been developed or evaluated. The objectives of this study are to develop a Culturally Tailored Genetic CTGC protocol for high-risk African American women and evaluate its impact on decision-making and satisfaction about BRCA12 testing, quality of life, and cancer control practices. A secondary objective of this study is to identify African American women who are most and least likely to benefit from CTGC vs. SGC.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE