The BRCA PROTECT Research Clinic at University College London Hospital (UCLH) is open to women between the ages of 18-75 years. See below for available dates in the next few months. These dates are constantly updated, so please check back again if no suitable dates are showing at present.
If you are aged 18-45 years and have a BRCA1 mutation (and you have not undergone risk-reducing surgery), you could be eligible for the BRCA UNITE Study. Please see here www.brcaunite.org for more details.
The clinic runs two afternoons per week (Monday and Wednesday), and is staffed by a team experienced, female research nurses/midwives.
We welcome women who have never been tested for any heritable mutation, as well as women with a known mutation or family history of heritable mutations. We also welcome women with current cancer, though not if you have already started chemotherapy, as this alters the results.
At the clinic we will take a detailed medical history and you will be asked to donate a cheek swab, a blood sample and a cervical smear. Please ensure that you have not had a smear in the last three months and that are not on your period at the time of the clinic appointment, as again this will alter the results we obtain.
Thank you for your willingness to participate.