Your personal situation can affect how and when you proceed with genetic testing.
- If you are newly diagnosed with cancer or a recurrence, genetic testing may affect your treatment decisions.
- If you have completed treatment for cancer, genetic testing may help you understand your risk for a new cancer diagnosis and influence your decisions about cancer screening and prevention.
- If you have never been diagnosed with cancer, genetic testing can clarify your risk to help you make decisions about cancer screening and prevention.
In all cases, testing can provide your relatives with information about their risk for cancer and options for managing that risk.
Below are some clinical trials that include genetic counseling and testing.
- NCT04245176: Genetic Testing for All Breast Cancer Patients (GET FACTS). This study looks at the impact of a novel genetic counseling method on surgical decisions in people with newly diagnosed breast cancer. This study involves genetic counseling about contralateral breast cancer risk.
- A Study in Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Families to Provide Men With Up-To-Date Information About the Personal Importance of Genetic Testing (GEM) is for men from families in which a BRCA1/2 gene mutation has been identified.
- NCT02620852: WISDOM Study: Women Informed to Screen Depending on Measures of Risk offers women age 40-74 the opportunity to undergo risk assessment and genetic testing in order to determine the best breast screening options based on their situation.
- PHACT Study: Population Health and Cancer Testing offers genetic testing to women and men of Ashkenazi (Eastern European) Jewish ancestry, age 21 or older.