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

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 27, 2011
Last Update Posted : May 11, 2016
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Heather Ochs-Balcom, University at Buffalo

Brief Summary:

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 or disease
Breast Cancer

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 330 participants
Observational Model: Family-Based
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Search for Novel Breast Cancer Susceptibility Genes in Pedigrees of African Ancestry
Study Start Date : October 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : August 2012

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. breast cancer

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Saliva sample

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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.

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

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

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

Publications of Results:
Responsible Party: Heather Ochs-Balcom, Assistant Professor, University at Buffalo Identifier: NCT01380925     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: KG090937
First Posted: June 27, 2011    Key Record Dates
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
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases