The New Zealand Familial Breast Cancer Study

The New Zealand Familial Breast Cancer Study commenced in 2013 with the key goal of better understanding DNA sequence changes in genes that alter the risk of developing breast cancer through cutting-edge research with cancer experts from around the world.

We know that solving the mystery of these genetic changes requires a collaborative effort from many international laboratories and the New Zealand Familial Breast Cancer Study is now in a unique position to do just that through collaborative links with various international scientific groups.

Have you, or a member of your family/whanau, been tested for a mutation in a breast cancer susceptibility gene (BRCA1 or BRCA2)?

Would you be willing to volunteer for the New Zealand Familial Breast Cancer Study, to be conducted by the University of Otago, Christchurch?

The New Zealand Familial Breast Cancer Study invites anybody (male or female) who has had genetic testing through the Genetic Health Service NZ service, and who carry a BRCA mutation and/or a BRCA sequence variant of unknown clinical significance.

What will being in the study mean for you?

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