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The Jewels in Our Genes Study - an African American Family Study of Breast Cancer

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01380925
First Posted: June 27, 2011
Last Update Posted: May 11, 2016
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Collaborator:
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Heather Ochs-Balcom, University at Buffalo
  Purpose

The research team is studying why some African American families have multiple cases of breast cancer.

This study will help to better understand if there are undiscovered genes unique to African Americans that may predict early breast cancer risk.

Breast cancer survivors AND their relatives who are also breast cancer survivors are being recruited to the study.


Condition
Breast Cancer

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Family-Based
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Search for Novel Breast Cancer Susceptibility Genes in Pedigrees of African Ancestry

Resource links provided by NLM:


Further study details as provided by Heather Ochs-Balcom, University at Buffalo:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • breast cancer

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Saliva sample

Enrollment: 330
Study Start Date: October 2010
Study Completion Date: August 2012
Primary Completion Date: August 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 100 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
African American breast cancer survivors.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Black/African American
  • Ever diagnosed with breast cancer
  • Have at least one living blood relative ever diagnosed with breast cancer, who is also willing to participate
  • Live in the U.S.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Tested positive for BRCA mutations
  Contacts and Locations
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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01380925


Locations
United States, New York
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, New York, United States, 14214-8001
Sponsors and Collaborators
University at Buffalo
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
  More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: Heather Ochs-Balcom, Assistant Professor, University at Buffalo
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01380925     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: KG090937
First Submitted: June 22, 2011
First Posted: June 27, 2011
Last Update Posted: May 11, 2016
Last Verified: May 2016
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases