The Idea: Researchers want to know your thoughts on having genetic testing (DNA testing) to look genes that can put you at risk of cancer This test can be done by taking a mouth swab or by doing a blood test. We would test for genes including BRCA and Lynch syndrome. These genes can be passed onto your children and affect other members of your family. If we find you carry these genes other members of the family could be tested.

The question: They want to hear about your experiences around colposcopy and your views on how acceptable genetic testing might be would be for you.

When: 20th of January 2021

How:  This will be done over an online platform like Zoom. We will lay out the idea and then explore your views on the matter. It should take no more than 2 hours.

Who: They ideally want around 8-10 women over the age of 18 years who have experience of using colposcopy services or who have engaged in the national cervical screening program/smear test

Why: This will help them develop a research idea that really does have the potential to save numerous lives. They will also reimburse you £25 for your time and help. Furthermore, if you were interested, there would be opportunities in the future to continue to shape this research.

If interested or for more information please contact nr3546@bristol.ac.uk.
For more information about Dr Neil Ryan please go to: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/clinical-sciences/people/neil-ryan/overview.html