PeACE: Peers and Cancer Empowerment Study


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PeACE: Peers and Cancer Empowerment (Georgetown)


People with a mutation in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes are at increased risk for hereditary breast, ovarian, and other cancers. The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of a brief peer support intervention for young adult female relatives of people with BRCA1/2 mutations.

Participating family member(s) will be assigned to one of two groups: either a three-session peer coaching intervention, or participation in a peer support program at a community organization specifically for people with a hereditary risk of cancer. Participants will complete 30-minute surveys right before the intervention as well as 1, 6, and 12 months afterward.


This study will include adults age 18 and older with BRCA1/2 mutations and their young adult female relatives (ages 21-30) who have agreed to be in the study.

For more information about this study, please email Dr. Jada Hamilton at [email protected].