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Trees of Hope and MOCA: MAGENTA Study

Updated: December 10, 2019 02:06 PM

There is a free, nationwide clinical trial for women who are risk for breast and ovarian cancer. It's called the MAGENTA trial, and has the backing of scientists and advocacy groups from around the country.

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The Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance said as of Tuesday, the trial has filled all the spots it had left.

The trial will help eliminate the barriers many women face when considering genetic testing.

The test only requires a saliva sample. Your DNA will be analyzed. After the results are in, you're not alone.

Some will talk to a genetic counselor over the phone for free. Others will received educational support online. And help is always available over the phone.

Eligible participants must be: 1) English-speaking women 30 years of age or older. 2) Live in the United States 3) Have a personal or family history of breast cancer OR family history of ovarian cancer 4) Be wiling to share their genetic test results with local healthcare provider.

There are about 60 spots left. All you have to do is fill out a questionnaire online, to see if you qualify.

https://magenta.mdanderson.org

Or: 713-745-7877, email: magenta@mdanderson.org

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