Follow-up Telephone Genetic Counselling Study


Please note that at this time, recruitment for this study has been completed and we are no longer enrolling participants.

Are you interested in FREE follow-up genetic counselling over the telephone?

Typically, when women undergo genetic testing, they receive standard genetic counselling prior to testing in order to fully understand the procedure and associated implications. If a woman’s genetic test results are positive for a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation, cancer prevention options are then discussed with a counsellor.

However, for many women with a BRCA mutation, there is currently no formal cancer genetics follow-up to provide ongoing guidance and support after genetic testing. In this study, researchers hope to learn more about follow-up telephone genetic counselling in women with a BRCA mutation.

This research study aims to evaluate a follow-up telephone-based genetic counselling intervention for women with a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation who have received genetic counselling in the past.

Participation in this study is completely voluntary. You can withdraw from this study at any time.

If you are interested in participating, you must meet all of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Received your genetic testing results indicating a mutation in either the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene, at least 1 year ago.
  • You must be between 35 and 70 if you are a carrier of the BRCA1 gene mutation; you must be between 40 and 70 if you are a carrier of the BRCA2 gene mutation
  • You must not be currently pregnant or have given birth in the last 6 months
  • You must not be currently receiving treatment for any cancer

This study will provide you with up-to-date information about cancer risk management. The genetic counselling session that you will receive will be personalized so that you can be better informed when choosing screening, prevention, and treatment options.

To participate, all that is required is the completion of two (2) questionnaires as well as a scheduled genetic counselling session over the telephone. We estimate that each questionnaire should take approximately 15 to 20 minutes to complete.