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Attitudes About Childbearing And Fertility With Inherited Breast And Ovarian Cancer Syndromes (HBOC)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Identifier:
First received: January 26, 2009
Last updated: August 3, 2016
Last verified: August 2016


- To evaluate the attitudes and opinions of women undergoing genetic counseling for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome, both before and after testing, in regards to pregnancy and fertility


-Factors that will increase the percentage of women endorsing prenatal diagnostic testing will include a personal history of breast or ovarian cancer, having had a mother or sister die of breast or ovarian cancer, and testing positive for a BRCA mutation.

Condition Intervention
Breast Cancer
Ovarian Cancer
Behavioral: Questionnaire

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Attitudes About Childbearing And Fertility In Women Seeking Genetic Testing For Inherited Breast And Ovarian Cancer Syndromes (HBOC)

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Further study details as provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Women Endorsing Prenatal Diagnostic Testing (Questionnaire response) [ Time Frame: Baseline and post genetic testing (results disclosure) at 3-4 weeks ]

Enrollment: 156
Study Start Date: February 2009
Study Completion Date: August 2016
Primary Completion Date: August 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Genetic Counseling
Women referred to the Clinical Cancer Genetics Program for discussion of Hereditary Breast And Ovarian Syndrome (HBOC).
Behavioral: Questionnaire
1 - 2 questionnaires, lasting 10-15 minutes.
Other Name: Survey

Detailed Description:
This questionnaire is part of a study at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. The purpose is to ask women who are seeking genetic testing for HBOC their viewpoints surrounding fertility, childbearing and parenting, both at the time of testing and at the time of results disclosure. The aim is to evaluate if the genetics results disclosure may influence women's views regarding these topics. Researchers hope to use this information to provide more information to the patient and the caregiver to help both parties with this very important cancer survivorship issue.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Women undergoing genetic counseling within UT MDACC Clinical Cancer Genetics Program for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome (HBOC).

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Women who have been referred to the Clinical Cancer Genetics Program for discussion of Hereditary Breast And Ovarian Syndrome (HBOC).
  2. Participants must be seen by clinical cancer geneticist and undergo genetic counseling here at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center for HBOC.
  3. Participants may or may not have a personal diagnosis of cancer.
  4. Participants may have already seen or undergone reproductive endocrine evaluation and had any reproductive treatment.
  5. The participant must be a woman and have reproductive potential which would include either active menstruation, blood tests with premenopausal ranges of Luteinizing Hormone (LH), Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) and estradiol, or was premenopausal prior to starting chemotherapy for a diagnosed breast cancer.
  6. Age >/= 18 years old
  7. The patient must be able to speak and read fluently in either English or in Spanish in order to complete the questionnaire.

Exclusion Criteria:

1) None

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00829959

United States, Texas
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Principal Investigator: Jennifer Litton, MD M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Identifier: NCT00829959     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2008-0624
Study First Received: January 26, 2009
Last Updated: August 3, 2016

Keywords provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:
Ovary, Cancer
Ovarian Cancer
Breast Cancer
Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome
Genetic testing
Prenatal diagnostic testing

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Ovarian Neoplasms
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Ovarian Diseases
Adnexal Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Urogenital Neoplasms
Endocrine System Diseases
Gonadal Disorders processed this record on April 26, 2017