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18 to 70 years old
The investigators will conduct a study in many locations with high-risk English-, Spanish-, and Cantonese-speaking patients. Patients will be assigned to three counseling modes: (a) in-person; (b) phone; or (c) video conference. All counseling sessions will be audio-taped. A sample of 90 tapes will be analyzed for counseling content and to identify 30 participants for in-depth interviews. Genetic counselors will be interviewed in depth for their perceptions of the strengths and limitations of each counseling mode.
Who can participate
Eligible participants include patients who
visit the mammography, high risk or oncology clinics at Contra Costa County, Highland or SFGH hospitals,
are referred to genetic counseling services at SFGH by a community clinic through the
E-Referral system or are considered to be high risk based on their breast/ovarian cancer genetics Referral Screening Tool (RST) score (≥ 2 checks)
speak English, Spanish, or Cantonese Investigators will also include two genetic counselors who provide services at SFGH and UCSF.