Overview

About this study

The purpose of this research study is to understand the views and experiences of African American women with a diagnosis or who support a family member with breast or ovarian cancer. We also want to know participant thoughts on genetic testing for cancer risk.

This is a qualitative interview study. Study participation involves talking on the phone or videoconference (e.g., Zoom) for about 1 hour with a researcher.

 

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 years of age or older.
  • Biologically female.
  • Non-Hispanic Black (NHB).
  • Diagnosis of breast and/or ovarian cancer or family history of breast and ovarian cancer.

Exclusion Criteria: 

  • Under age of 18.
  • Not biologically female.
  • Ethnicity other than NHB.
  • Has not been diagnosed with breast and/or ovarian cancer and does not have a family history breast and ovarian cancer.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Megan Allyse, Ph.D.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

Kirsten Riggan M.S., M.A.

(507) 284-2046

Riggan.Kirsten@mayo.edu

Jacksonville, Fla.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Megan Allyse, Ph.D.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

Kirsten Riggan M.S., M.A.

(507) 284-2046

Riggan.Kirsten@mayo.edu

Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Megan Allyse, Ph.D.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

Kirsten Riggan M.S., M.A.

(507) 284-2046

Riggan.Kirsten@mayo.edu

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