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Cancer Screening and Prevention Program for High Risk Women

18 Years
Open (Enrolling)
Ovarian Cancer, Breast Cancer

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Trial Information

Cancer Screening and Prevention Program for High Risk Women

The objectives of this study are to be a resource of information on women's cancers,
including the availability of a genetics counselor for women at risk for hereditary cancer,
especially ovarian cancer; to provide referrals for diagnostic tests and appropriate clinics
involved in early detection of cancer; to provide access to clinical trials and
investigational screening methods in cancer early detection and prevention, whenever
applicable; to provide women with educational materials; to develop a database of
information compiled from the questionnaires and clinics for use in future studies; to
create a registry of family history data from women of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds
who attend our clinic, i.e. who perceive themselves to be at increased risk of breast or
gynecologic cancers.Women that participate in the study will be interviewed and asked to
fill out a questionnaire. An assessment will then be made based on their information.
Based on this assessment, women will be referred to the appropriate clinic or for diagnostic
testing or provided with information regarding available protocol studies.

Inclusion Criteria:

- Female or male over the age of 18.

- Patients who have a family history of breast and or ovarian cancer.

- Patients who have had a personal history of breast and or ovarian cancer or who
themselves or a relative have positive genetic markers for breast or ovarian cancer.

- Patients who seek medical screening and risk assessment for perceived increased risk
of breast or ovarian cancer.

Exclusion Criteria:

- Women with psychiatric, psychological or other conditions which prevent fully
informed consent.

- Patients seeking medical attention not related to the purposes of this protocol,
(e.g. those seeking treatment of a known cancer).

- Women with a history of any medical condition, which places the subject at risk,
related to the need for donating blood for research purposes, (e.g., chronic
infectious diseases, severe anemia, or hemophilia).

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective

Outcome Measure:

To create a registry for women at high risk of breast or ovarian cancer

Outcome Time Frame:

15 years

Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

Franco Muggia, MD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

New York University School of Medicine


United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:




Start Date:

July 2001

Completion Date:

June 2015

Related Keywords:

  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • screening
  • early detection
  • prevention
  • cancer
  • high risk
  • ovarian cancer
  • breast cancer
  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Ovarian Neoplasms



Bellevue Hospital New York, New York  10016
NYU Cancer Center New York, New York  10016
NYU Tisch Hospital New York, New York  10016