About the Screening
Rochester Clinical Research is now offering a hereditary cancer screening for our patients. This health screening is NOT a research study but a service offered to our volunteers. There is no compensation for participating in this screen. It will use a quick quiz to see if you are at a higher risk of a Hereditary Cancer. If so, you will be offered to partake in a home genetic testing.
About Hereditary Cancers
About 5%-10% of all cancers are related to gene mutations that are inherited from your family. Taking a quick quiz can tell us if you are at a higher risk for developing cancer. If you are at a high risk, there may be significant changes in the preventative health care plans for you and your family.
Currently, 35 genes are known to be linked to:
- Other forms of cancers
Rochester Clinical Research has partnered with Myriad Genetics, a trusted and highly accurate lab testing company to bring you this free risk screening quiz. If you qualify and choose to participate in genetic testing, it is important to know that is covered by the affordable care act and 95% of health insurances. As part of the Myriad promise, they will work with you and your insurance to bring testing to you at a price that guarantees your satisfaction. Rochester Clinical Research does not participate in the testing process. Myriad directly works with you and your insurance for billing purposes. This is NOT a research study but a health care service offered to our volunteers. Participating in the screening does not require you to to participate in the genetic testing.
How to Begin
To start, watch this short patient education video which will cover:
- What is hereditary cancer testing?
- Why is it important?
- Answer common questions regarding privacy and coverage