News

Three new sites have joined the CASCADE study! We welcome Winterthur, Fribourg, and Grangettes as our new partners, and we are looking forward to a fruitful collaboration.

The K-CASCADE study in Korea is recruiting the first participants. The two teams meet regularly to exchange knowledge and experiences.


Lottery

We greatly appreciate your participation in the CASCADE study. As a token of our appreciation, every January we randomly selected one participating code to receive a 300 CHF Manor voucher. The lucky participant selected for January 2022 lives in the region of Geneva. Congratulations!


Project status

To date, 537 individuals have participated in the study, 423 women and 114 men. Almost all have agreed (94%) to be part of the cohort and will be contacted again within the next 5 years.

Currently recruitment takes place in the cantons of Basel-Stadt, Bern, Fribourg, Geneva, Jura, Ticino, and Winterthur. The mailing of the second survey was launched in March 2020 and continues until today to participants who have been in the cohort for at least 18 months. The mailing of the second survey will begin in fall 2022 for participants who have been in the cohort for at least 36 months.

Individual interviews or focus groups have taken place with 57 individuals who have shared their experiences with us. Additional interviews or focus groups are planned for fall 2022, where we will explore additional topics regarding decisions for risk management and medical surveillance. We hope that you will be interested to participate in this part of the study.

» More information about the study


New project

We create a new website for families with a genetic predisposition to cancer with the support of the Swiss National Science Foundation. The website will provide information about cancer genetics and risk management, decision support, and communication of genetic test results among families. In a few months we will be requesting your input, and we will ask you whether you like the information we present and the layout of the website. We want to thank you in advance for your participation.


Workshop

The CASCADE consortium organized a workshop with international experts to discuss the challenges of Cascade Genetic Screening in Switzerland. The workshop report describes the main findings of the workshop leading the CASCADE study.
The workshop report describes the main findings of the workshop leading the CASCADE study.

» Workshop Publication


Study Protocol

The Protocol Paper describes the methodological approach of the CASCADE study and ensures transparency and scientific integrity. In addition, this article draws the scientific community’s attention to our research activities. We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the contribution of our research partners to the scientific development of the CASCADE study.

» Read the article