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Developing a Culturally Adapted Telephone Genetic Counseling Intervention to Enhance Genetic Risk Assessment in Underserved Latinas at Risk of Hereditary Breast Cancer

Date Tue, Nov 19
Time 12: 00 PM - 3: 00 PM
Location Virginia Commonwealth University
Kontos Medical Sciences Building, Room 104/105, 1217 E Marshall St, Richmond, VA, 23298
Contact Leslie Bobb

GHUCCTS KL2 scholar Dr. Alejandra Hurtado de Mendoza presents "Developing a Culturally Adapted Telephone Genetic Counseling Intervention to Enhance Genetic Risk Assessment in Underserved Latinas at Risk of Hereditary Breast Cancer" at Virginia Commonwealth University as part of their Wright Center KL2 Visiting Scholar Program.

Dr. Alejandra Hurtado de Mendoza is an Assistant Professor at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. A Social Psychologist with an interdisciplinary training in Anthropology and Communication, Culture, and Technology, her research focuses on translational genomics with underserved populations.

During her lunch seminar, Dr. Hurtado de Mendoza will discuss disparities in genetic counseling and testing uptake among Latina women at-risk of Hereditary Breast and Ovarian cancer and the process of adapting an evidencebased telephone genetic counseling intervention for at-risk Latina women to overcome barriers and reduce disparities and reduce disparities in counseling and testing uptake in this population.

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