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An Exploration of Genetic Testing for Prostate Cancer Susceptibility

2014-08-27 03:18:34 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Study of the factors that affect interest in - and uptake of - genetic testing for variants that predispose to prostate cancer from the perspective of the patient.

Description

This study will use a mixed methods approach to follow men as they move through the genetic testing process, from initial contact through to receiving their genetic testing results. A questionnaire will be used to measure variables at both baseline and after proceeding through the testing process. A small cohort of men will be invited to be interviewed to gather some in depth qualitative data about the issues that have arisen during the study process.

Study Design

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective

Conditions

Prostate Cancer

Location

Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
Sutton
Surrey
United Kingdom
SM2 5PT

Status

Recruiting

Source

Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:18:34-0400

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A glycoprotein that is a kallikrein-like serine proteinase and an esterase, produced by epithelial cells of both normal and malignant prostate tissue. It is an important marker for the diagnosis of prostate cancer.

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