Current as of December 07, 2023
In October 1995 the National Naval Medical Center opened the only Department of Defense funded Breast Care Center (BCC). Within less than one year the Center was seeing 100 - 200 new patients per week and making 10 - 20 new diagnoses of breast cancer per month. In 1997 we began conducting germline testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2 under an approved Navy IRB study. To date, 51 individuals have enrolled into the Education and Counseling component, and 42 individuals have elected to receive germline testing. Early on it became apparent that a more time efficient approach to education and counseling ...
- INCLUSION CRITERIA:
- At least one of the following:
- Diagnosis of breast cancer, or DCIS prior to or at 45, or ovarian cancer prior to or at age 50;
- Diagnosis of breast cancer with bilateral disease or multiple primaries or breast cancer and ovarian cancer in the same individual;
- Diagnosis of breast or ovarian cancer and one first or second degree relative with breast cancer diagnosed prior to or at age 45, or ovarian cancer prior to or at age 50;
- Diagnosis of breast or ovarian cancer and three relatives in the same lineage with breast or ovarian cancer; each affected individual must be a first- or second-degree relative to another of the affected individuals;
- Diagnosis of breast or ovarian cancer and a first or second degree male relative with breast cancer;
- A woman of Ashkenazi Jewish descent who meets any of the above criteria, with specified ages of onset of 50 for breast cancer and any age for ovarian cancer;
- A male with breast cancer diagnosed at any age;
- Documented BRCA mutation in the family.
- All individuals must be able to give informed consent.
- EXCLUSION CRITERIA:
- Patients will be considered ineligible for any of the following reasons:
- Any psychological disorder which may hinder the participant's ability to understand and process the material, based on a psychiatric consultation.
- Inable to return for 2 visits.
- Age under 18 years old.
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID, /ˈnaɪ.æd/) is one of the 27 institutes and centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH), an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). NIAID's mission is to conduct basic and applied research to better understand, treat, and prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases.
Immunology at National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Bethesda, Maryland, United States
Baseline, 3, 6, and 12 months
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