The goal of this study is to learn more about breast cancer in Hispanic women by studying Hispanic women with breast cancer and Hispanic women who have never had breast cancer. The research team has enrolled Hispanic women with breast cancer for the study. Now, they need Hispanic women who have never had any type of cancer (skin cancers are okay).
If you enroll in this study, you will NOT receive any individual genetic test results. Every participant is assigned a coded study number, and no genetic information is connected to her name. There is no way for the researchers to ever tell you anything about your test results. By taking part in this study, you will help researchers help future generations of Hispanic Women.
If you agree to participate in the Breast Cancer Risk in Hispanic Women Study, you will be asked to donate a sample of blood and complete a questionnaire about your medical and family history. The research team will identify a local lab in your area that can draw the blood sample. You will receive a packet in the mail which includes the blood collection tubes to take to the lab, a prepaid FedEx envelope to return the blood, consent documents, and the questionnaire. You will need to complete the questionnaire which will take about 20 minutes and make an appointment to have your blood drawn. There will be no cost to you to participate in this study. You will receive a gift card for your participation. If a local lab cannot be found, you may be sent a kit in the mail for you to provide a saliva sample. The packet will include a tube to collect the saliva, a postage-paid envelope to return the sample, consent document, and the questionniare.
The researchers need to enroll 1,000 women in this study. If you RSVP "Yes" to this study, you will be asked to complete a survey. If you appear to be a match, you will receive an Army of Women "You Appear to Be a Match" email. This is the first step of the screening process. The study team will then contact you to confirm your eligibility and to answer any questions you may have.