ADVANCE 2: ADdressing Views of African AmericaNs on CancEr Screening


About this study

The purpose of this research study is to understand the views and experiences of Non-Hispanic Black 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 and research participation.

This is a qualitative interview study. Study participation involved talking on the phone or videoconference (e.g., Zoom) for about 1 - 1 1/2 hours 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.
  • Diagnosis of Breast and/or Ovarian Cancer.
  • Family History of Breast and Ovarian Cancer.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Under age of 18 years.
  • Not biologically female.
  • ethnicity other than Non-Hispanic Black.
  • Has not been diagnosis with breast and/or ovarian cancer.
  • Does not have a family history of 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

Jamie Bakkum-Gamez, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

Kirsten Riggan M.S., M.A.

(507) 284-2046

Jacksonville, Fla.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Megan Allyse, Ph.D.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

Megan Allyse Ph.D.

(904) 953-0368

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