Cancer Health Assessments Reaching Many
“Cancer Health Assessments Reaching Many”
The CHARM (Cancer Health Assessment Reaching Many) study will assess the utility of clinical exome sequencing and how it affects care in diverse populations. The study population includes adults at risk for hereditary cancer syndromes. The primary objective is to implement a hereditary cancer risk assessment program in healthy 18-49 year-olds in primary care settings within a vertically integrated health delivery system (Kaiser Permanente) and a federal qualified health center (Denver Health). The investigators will assess clinical exome sequencing implementation and interpretation, as well as tailored interactions for low health literacy including a contextualized consent process, and a modified approach to results disclosure and genetic counseling. The investigators will also assess the clinical utility (healthcare utilization and adherence to recommended care) and personal utility of primary and additional results from clinical exome sequencing, and evaluate the ethical and policy implications of considering personal utility of genomic information decisions for health care coverage.
Modified genetic counseling
After participants at high risk for a hereditary cancer syndrome receive exome sequencing, they will receive modified genetic counseling to help them understand the results.
Traditional genetic counseling
After participants at high risk for a hereditary cancer syndrome receive exome sequencing, they will receive traditional genetic counseling to help them understand the results.
Exome Sequencing in Diverse Populations in Colorado & Oregon