It takes a village: multilevel approaches to recruit African Americans and their families for genetic research.

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Publication Details

Ochs-Balcom HM, Jandorf L, Wang Y, Johnson D, Meadows Ray V, Willis MJ, Erwin DO. Journal of Community Genetics, January 2015

Study Information

Jewels in Our Genes

This study at the University at Buffalo, in New York, is investigating whether there are undiscovered inherited genetic mutations unique to African Americans that may predict early breast cancer risk. The researchers wanted to enroll up to 400 volunteers (150 families). The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on October 6, 2010. The Army of Women provided them with 190 women who were interested in enrolling in the study. The researchers closed enrollment on June 15, 2012, with 33 percent of its study sample coming from the Army of Women.



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