The BRCA PROTECT Research Clinic
Our dedicated Research Clinic at University College London Hospital is a key hub for progress in eventually preventing these cancers. The samples that women will be requested to provide will form the basis on which we will be able to test our risk-prediction tools. In phase two of the programme, we will then test three dierent medical treatments to assess whether they lower the risk of women developing breast and ovarian cancer.
Become involved in this exciting endeavour
We are currently recruiting women from a wide variety of backgrounds to participate in BRCA PROTECT, including women with a known BRCA1/2 mutation , women with Lynch syndrome, as well as women not known to carry a faulty gene who have not had cancer in the past.
Additionally, the clinic is open to mothers, sisters, daughters and female cousins of women who carry gene mutations but who have tested negative for that mutation. Their contribution is absolutely vital if we are to understand who is at risk from these deadly cancers.
“I carry a BRCA2 mutation and have undergone risk-reducing breast surgery and have also had my ovaries and Fallopian tubes removed to lower my risk of cancer. This study is important to the high-risk community and women in the general population, because it means we may not have to undergo such drastic surgeries in the future.”