Dr. Karen Duvall, a faculty member in the UCLA Department of Family Medicine, seeks volunteers for a research study to examine the breast cells of women considered at high risk for developing breast cancer.Candidates are women ages 35 to 65 who have not had breast cancer but are considered at high risk due to other factors. The study involves clinic visits every six months for three years, with two years of medical follow-up. “By collecting cells that line the breast ducts, we can look for abnormalities that appear before a cancer is clinically evident,” Dr. Duvall explains. “Our hope is to develop an early-warning system by following high-risk women over time.”For more information about the study, including complete eligibility criteria, please contact the study coordinator at 310. 794.8900 or by email at cfelix@mednet .ucla.edu.
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