ICARE Social Media Post October 2023

Navigating BRCA1/2 Choices

A recent randomized controlled trial among 107 BRCA1/2 carriers, which included ICARE participants, evaluated the effectiveness of a behavioral phone intervention delivered by genetic counselors on the uptake of risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy. Women who received the intervention had significantly lower decisional conflict and higher knowledge after one year, and at the two year mark, nearly 54% of these women had the surgery (compared to 33% in the usual care arm). These findings highlight that knowledge is power! 💪🌟

Learn more at https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37602539/

Reference: Metcalfe, et al. Cancer Med. 2023. Online ahead of print. PMID: 37602539.

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