Description:Web-based genetic counseling tool for hereditary breast cancer. Despite the fact that most women with a family history of breast cancer are not likely to carry a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation, studies show that this group is extremely interested in obtaining genetic testing, and have exaggerated perceptions of their own risk for the disease. Heredity.net was developed to meet the need for an educational tool to facilitate risk comprehension and informed decision making, and as an aid to limited counseling resources.
Funding: National Cancer Institute (NCI) R3CA81959A
Target Population: Women at risk for breast cancer
Efficacy Test: Six-month study among 82 women
Outcomes: Improved risk comprehension for hereditary breast cancer