Cancer Screening and Prevention Program for High Risk Women
Ovarian Cancer - Breast Cancer
Conditions: official terms
Ovarian Neoplasms
Conditions: Keywords
screening, early detection, prevention, cancer, high risk, ovarian cancer, breast cancer
Study Type
Study Phase
Study Design
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective
Overall Status
The purpose of this study is to collect information from a large group of women who may have a greater chance to develop cancer because of their own personal history of cancer or because of their family history of cancer.
Detailed Description
The objectives of this study are to be a resource of information on women's cancers, including the availability of a genetics counselor for women at risk for hereditary cancer, especially ovarian cancer; to provide referrals for diagnostic tests and appropriate clinics involved in early detection of cancer; to provide access to clinical trials and investigational screening methods in cancer early detection and prevention, whenever applicable; to provide women with educational materials; to develop a database of information compiled from the questionnaires and clinics for use in future studies; to create a registry of family history data from women of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds who attend our clinic, i.e. who perceive themselves to be at increased risk of breast or gynecologic cancers.Women that participate in the study will be interviewed and asked to fill out a questionnaire. An assessment will then be made based on their information. Based on this assessment, women will be referred to the appropriate clinic or for diagnostic testing or provided with information regarding available protocol studies.
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: No
Maximum Age: N/A
Minimum Age: 18 Years
Gender: Female
Criteria: Inclusion Criteria:

- Female or male over the age of 18.

- Patients who have a family history of breast and or ovarian cancer.

- Patients who have had a personal history of breast and or ovarian cancer or who themselves or a relative have positive genetic markers for breast or ovarian cancer.

- Patients who seek medical screening and risk assessment for perceived increased risk of breast or ovarian cancer.

Exclusion Criteria:

- Women with psychiatric, psychological or other conditions which prevent fully informed consent.

- Patients seeking medical attention not related to the purposes of this protocol, (e.g. those seeking treatment of a known cancer).

- Women with a history of any medical condition, which places the subject at risk, related to the need for donating blood for research purposes, (e.g., chronic infectious diseases, severe anemia, or hemophilia).
Bellevue Hospital
New York, New York, United States
Status: Recruiting
NYU Cancer Center
New York, New York, United States
Status: Recruiting
NYU Tisch Hospital
New York, New York, United States
Status: Recruiting
Start Date
July 2001
Completion Date
June 2015
New York University School of Medicine
New York University School of Medicine
Record processing date processed this data on July 28, 2015 page