University of Utah Genetic Test Study Changes Personal Behavior in Families with Melanoma Risks

University of Utah Genetic Test Study Changes Personal Behavior in Families with Melanoma Risks

University of Utah’s Huntsman Cancer Institute leads a genetic testing study that motivates behavioral changes in families facing awareness of the risks of developing melanoma.
Background
Utah’s Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) is collaborating with Northwestern University and Oregon Health and Science University to investigate whether genetic testing would motivate people at risk of developing the most severe type of skin cancer to change their behavior in order to reduce their risk reports KUTV Salt Lake City, Utah. Published in Genetics in Medicine, the study team seeks to "understand whether a genetic test result adds value over and above what can be achieved by patient counseling alon,e” stated study co-author Dr. Lisa G. Aspinwall, HCI researcher and professor of psychology at the University of Utah.
The Study
The Utah Behavior, Risk Information, Genealogy, and Health Trial (BRIGHT) study focuses on those families facing higher risks for melanoma—enrollees send three or more family members diagnosed with the skin cancer. The team included genetic counselors, psychologists, a dermatologist, photobiologists, and an atmospheric scientist.
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