Charite N. Ricker, MS, CGC

TitleInstructor of Clinical Medicine
InstitutionUniversity of Southern California
AddressNOR 3454
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles CA 90089-9173
Phone+1 323 226 2289
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    Charité Ricker, MS is a genetic counselor with the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Clinical Instructor of Medicine in the USC Keck School of Medicine. She provides cancer genetic counseling at LAC+USC Medical Center for individuals and family at risk of having inherited cancer syndromes.

    Ms. Ricker has extensive experience as a cancer genetic counselor and the majority of her clinical work has been in the underserved patient setting. Her particular research interest is focused on the provision of genetic services to ethnically diverse patient populations and its impact and the outcomes.

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    1. Catucci I, Casadei S, Ding YC, Volorio S, Ficarazzi F, Falanga A, Marchetti M, Tondini C, Franchi M, Adamson A, Mandell J, Walsh T, Olopade OI, Manoukian S, Radice P, Ricker C, Weitzel J, King MC, Peterlongo P, Neuhausen SL. Haplotype analyses of the c.1027C>T and c.2167_2168delAT recurrent truncating mutations in the breast cancer-predisposing gene PALB2. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2016 11; 160(1):121-129. PMID: 27624329.
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    2. Ricker C, Culver JO, Lowstuter K, Sturgeon D, Sturgeon JD, Chanock CR, Gauderman WJ, McDonnell KJ, Idos GE, Gruber SB. Increased yield of actionable mutations using multi-gene panels to assess hereditary cancer susceptibility in an ethnically diverse clinical cohort. Cancer Genet. 2016 Apr; 209(4):130-7. PMID: 26908360; PMCID: PMC4835267 [Available on 04/01/17].
    3. Weitzel JN, Clague J, Martir-Negron A, Ogaz R, Herzog J, Ricker C, Jungbluth C, Cina C, Duncan P, Unzeitig G, Saldivar JS, Beattie M, Feldman N, Sand S, Port D, Barragan DI, John EM, Neuhausen SL, Larson GP. Prevalence and type of BRCA mutations in Hispanics undergoing genetic cancer risk assessment in the southwestern United States: a report from the Clinical Cancer Genetics Community Research Network. J Clin Oncol. 2013 Jan 10; 31(2):210-6. PMID: 23233716; PMCID: PMC3532393.
    4. Macdonald DJ, Deri J, Ricker C, Perez MA, Ogaz R, Feldman N, Viveros LA, Paz B, Weitzel JN, Blazer KR. Closing the loop: an interactive action-research conference format for delivering updated medical information while eliciting Latina patient/family experiences and psychosocial needs post-genetic cancer risk assessment. Fam Cancer. 2012 Sep; 11(3):449-58. PMID: 22678665; PMCID: PMC3620038.
    5. Lagos-Jaramillo VI, Press MF, Ricker C, Dubeau L, Mai PL, Weitzel JN. Pathological characteristics of BRCA-associated breast cancers in Hispanics. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2011 Nov; 130(1):281-9. PMID: 21604016; PMCID: PMC3526343.
    6. Lagos VI, Perez MA, Ricker C, Blazer KR, Santiago NM, Feldman N, Viveros L, Weitzel JN. Social-cognitive aspects of underserved Latinas preparing to undergo genetic cancer risk assessment for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Psychooncology. 2008 Aug; 17(8):774-82. PMID: 18646245.
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    7. Weitzel JN, Lagos VI, Herzog JS, Judkins T, Hendrickson B, Ho JS, Ricker C, Lowstuter KJ, Blazer KR, Tomlinson G, Scholl T. Evidence for common ancestral origin of a recurring BRCA1 genomic rearrangement identified in high-risk Hispanic families. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2007 Aug; 16(8):1615-20. PMID: 17646271.
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    8. Ricker C, Lagos V, Feldman N, Hiyama S, Fuentes S, Kumar V, Gonzalez K, Palomares M, Blazer K, Lowstuter K, MacDonald D, Weitzel J. If we build it ... will they come?--establishing a cancer genetics services clinic for an underserved predominantly Latina cohort. J Genet Couns. 2006 Dec; 15(6):505-14. PMID: 17106633.
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    9. Ricker C, Hiyama S, Fuentes S, Feldman N, Kumar V, Uman GC, Nedelcu R, Blazer KR, MacDonald DJ, Weitzel JN. Beliefs and interest in cancer risk in an underserved Latino cohort. Prev Med. 2007 Mar; 44(3):241-5. PMID: 17027932.
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    10. Weitzel JN, Lagos V, Blazer KR, Nelson R, Ricker C, Herzog J, McGuire C, Neuhausen S. Prevalence of BRCA mutations and founder effect in high-risk Hispanic families. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2005 Jul; 14(7):1666-71. PMID: 16030099.
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    11. Blazer KR, MacDonald DJ, Ricker C, Sand S, Uman GC, Weitzel JN. Outcomes from intensive training in genetic cancer risk counseling for clinicians. Genet Med. 2005 Jan; 7(1):40-7. PMID: 15654227.
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