Genetic Risk Assessment for Cancer Education and Empowerment

Genetic Risk Assessment for Cancer Education and Empowerment (GRACE) Project

GRACE is a randomized 3-arm trial to determine the comparative effectiveness of two remote cancer communication interventions: 1) a targeted generic print (TP), or 2) a tailored telephone-based counseling and navigation intervention (TCN).

No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Behavioral - Telephone Counseling & Navigation (TCN)

A health coach will conduct a 15-30 minute telephone counseling session with participants. Prior to the telephone session, participants will receive the same brochure that the TP arm receives. After the phone call, participants will receive a tailored follow-up letter which will include images tailored to the individual's age, self-identified ethnicity, and family composition.

Behavioral - Mailed Targeted Print (TP)

Participants will be mailed an educational brochure within two weeks of completing the baseline survey that addresses important evidence-based theoretical targets: CGRA guideline (knowledge), threat appraisal (to validate or raise risk perceptions, HBOC seriousness), response efficacy (benefits and expectations about CGRA), self-efficacy messages (CGRA resources, insurance reimbursement, and assistance for those with financial challenges) and possible actions to take (make an appointment and dis more on

Usual Care (UC)

A usual care arm is included to assess CGRA uptake in the absence of intervention as well as priming from the surveys for the primary outcome analysis.

Comparative Effectiveness of Interventions to Increase Guideline-based Genetic Counseling in Ethnically and Geographically Diverse Cancer Survivors