Filipa Lynce, MD, Georgetown University
This study investigated how Latinas with BRCA 1 or BRCA2 mutations manage their risk of breast and ovarian cancer, including whether they choose to have prophylactic surgery to remove their breasts and/or ovaries. The researchers wanted to enroll up to 80 volunteers from the Army of Women (AOW) from anywhere in the U.S. The Call to Action for this study was sent to AOW members on November 30, 2016. The researchers closed enrollment on August 29, 2017, after the AOW provided them with 8 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.