The goal of this study is to find differences in genes that may affect breast cancer risk in Latinas. Understanding these differences could help in developing prevention strategies, as well as more targeted treatment plans in the future. The research team is enrolling Latinas who have had invasive breast cancer at any stage diagnosed before the age of 71.
If you enroll in this study, you will NOT receive any individual genetic test results. However, if there are any findings that could be of clinical importance, we will send a letter to you and to your doctor so that you can follow-up with your doctor. Because these results are research results, the finding will need to be confirmed by clinical testing.
If you agree to participate in the Genomics of Breast Cancer in Latinas Study, you will be asked to donate a sample of saliva, answer some questions about your medical and family history which will take about 10 to 15 minutes, and complete a medical release form(s) so we can obtain records regarding your breast cancer and, if available, a sample of tissue removed from a previous surgery. You will receive a packet in the mail which includes the saliva collection kit, a postage-paid envelope to return the saliva, a questionnaire, and medical release form(s). There will be no cost to you to participate in this study. You will receive a gift card for your participation.
The researchers need to enroll 2500 women in this study. If you RSVP "Yes" to this study and are eligible, the study team will contact you to confirm your eligibility and to answer any questions you may have.