Charite N. Ricker, MS, CGC

Title(s)Instructor of Clinical Medicine
SchoolKeck School of Medicine of Usc
Address2020 Zonal Ave. IRD#710
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles CA 90033
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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. Development and pilot testing of a training for bilingual community education professionals about hereditary breast and ovarian cancer among Latinas: ÁRBOLES Familiares. Transl Behav Med. 2022 01 18; 12(1). Vadaparampil ST, Moreno Botero L, Fuzzell L, Garcia J, Jandorf L, Hurtado-de-Mendoza A, Campos-Galvan C, Peshkin BN, Schwartz MD, Lopez K, Ricker C, Fiallos K, Quinn GP, Graves KD. PMID: 34255089; PMCID: PMC8827003.
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    2. Increased burden of familial-associated early-onset cancer risk among minority Americans compared to non-Latino Whites. Elife. 2021 06 22; 10. Feng Q, Nickels E, Muskens IS, de Smith AJ, Gauderman WJ, Yee AC, Ricker C, Mack T, Leavitt AD, Godley LA, Wiemels JL, Wiemels JL. PMID: 34155975; PMCID: PMC8219377.
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    3. A Case Series of Multiple Primary Malignancies Among Patients With Advanced Melanoma. Cureus. 2021 Jun; 13(6):e15480. Ebia MI, Capone S, Ricker C, Thomas JS, Tulpule V, Kang I, D'Souza A, Freyer DR, Miller K, In GK. PMID: 34262818; PMCID: PMC8260217.
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    4. Risk assessment and genetic counseling for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndromes-Practice resource of the National Society of Genetic Counselors. J Genet Couns. 2021 04; 30(2):342-360. Berliner JL, Cummings SA, Boldt Burnett B, Ricker CN. PMID: 33410258.
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    5. Psychosocial outcomes following germline multigene panel testing in an ethnically and economically diverse cohort of patients. Cancer. 2021 04 15; 127(8):1275-1285. Culver JO, Ricker CN, Bonner J, Kidd J, Sturgeon D, Hodan R, Kingham K, Lowstuter K, Chun NM, Lebensohn AP, Rowe-Teeter C, Levonian P, Partynski K, Lara-Otero K, Hong C, Morales Pichardo J, Mills MA, Brown K, Lerman C, Ladabaum U, McDonnell KJ, Ford JM, Gruber SB, Kurian AW, Idos GE. PMID: 33320347; PMCID: PMC8058169.
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    6. PD-1 inhibition therapy for advanced cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma: a retrospective analysis from the University of Southern California. J Cancer Res Clin Oncol. 2021 Jun; 147(6):1803-1811. In GK, Vaidya P, Filkins A, Hermel DJ, King KG, Ragab O, Tseng WW, Swanson M, Kokot N, Lang JE, Menendez L, DeClerck B, Kim G, Hu JC, Terando A, Jadvar H, Ricker C, Miller KA, Peng DH, Wysong A. PMID: 33210210.
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    7. Inhibition of poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase induces synthetic lethality in BRIP1 deficient ovarian epithelial cells. Gynecol Oncol. 2020 12; 159(3):869-876. Ciccone MA, Adams CL, Bowen C, Thakur T, Ricker C, Culver JO, Maoz A, Melas M, Idos GE, Jeyasekharan AD, Matsuo K, Roman LD, Gruber SB, McDonnell KJ. PMID: 33032822.
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    8. BRCA1/2 mutations and risk-reducing bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy among Latinas: The UPTAKE study. J Genet Couns. 2021 04; 30(2):383-393. Lynce F, Schlam I, Geng X, Peshkin BN, Friedman S, Dutil J, Nahleh Z, Campos C, Ricker C, Rodriguez P, Denduluri N, Ahn J, Isaacs C, Graves KD. PMID: 33010199.
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    9. A pilot randomized trial of an educational intervention to increase genetic counseling and genetic testing among Latina breast cancer survivors. J Genet Couns. 2021 04; 30(2):394-405. Conley CC, Castro-Figueroa EM, Moreno L, Dutil J, García JD, Burgos C, Ricker C, Kim J, Graves KD, Ashing KT, Quinn GP, Soliman H, Vadaparampil ST. PMID: 32936981; PMCID: PMC7960565.
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    10. Management of Male Breast Cancer: ASCO Guideline. J Clin Oncol. 2020 06 01; 38(16):1849-1863. Hassett MJ, Somerfield MR, Baker ER, Cardoso F, Kansal KJ, Kwait DC, Plichta JK, Ricker C, Roshal A, Ruddy KJ, Safer JD, Van Poznak C, Yung RL, Giordano SH. PMID: 32058842.
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    11. Two synchronous malignancies: nodular melanoma and renal cell carcinoma in a patient with an underlying germline BRCA2 mutation. BMJ Case Rep. 2019 Jun 20; 12(6). Snow A, Ricker C, In GK. PMID: 31227566; PMCID: PMC6605957.
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    12. Pathogenic and likely pathogenic variants in PALB2, CHEK2, and other known breast cancer susceptibility genes among 1054 BRCA-negative Hispanics with breast cancer. Cancer. 2019 08 15; 125(16):2829-2836. Weitzel JN, Neuhausen SL, Adamson A, Tao S, Ricker C, Maoz A, Rosenblatt M, Nehoray B, Sand S, Steele L, Unzeitig G, Feldman N, Blanco AM, Hu D, Huntsman S, Castillo D, Haiman C, Slavin T, Ziv E. PMID: 31206626; PMCID: PMC7376605.
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    13. Multicenter Prospective Cohort Study of the Diagnostic Yield and Patient Experience of Multiplex Gene Panel Testing For Hereditary Cancer Risk. JCO Precis Oncol. 2019 Mar; 3. Idos GE, Kurian AW, Ricker C, Sturgeon D, Culver JO, Kingham KE, Koff R, Chun NM, Rowe-Teeter C, Lebensohn AP, Levonian P, Lowstuter K, Partynski K, Hong C, Mills MA, Petrovchich I, Ma CS, Hartman AR, Allen B, Wenstrup RJ, Lancaster JM, Brown K, Kidd J, Evans B, Mukherjee B, McDonnell KJ, Ladabaum U, Ford JM, Gruber SB. PMID: 34322651; PMCID: PMC8260917.
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    14. Clinical findings and outcomes of MRI staging of breast cancer in a diverse population. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2019 Apr; 174(2):315-324. Raghavendra A, Wecsler J, Ji L, Sheth P, Ricker C, Church T, Sposto R, Lang J, Sener S, Larsen L, Tripathy D. PMID: 30542816; PMCID: PMC7494176.
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    15. Secondary Germline Finding in Liquid Biopsy of a Deceased Patient; Case Report and Review of the Literature. Front Oncol. 2018; 8:259. Veyseh M, Ricker C, Espenschied C, Raymond V, D'Souza A, Barzi A. PMID: 30050867; PMCID: PMC6052887.
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    16. Nivolumab use for BRCA gene mutation carriers with recurrent epithelial ovarian cancer: A case series. Gynecol Oncol Rep. 2018 Aug; 25:98-101. Matsuo K, Spragg SE, Ciccone MA, Blake EA, Ricker C, Pham HQ, Roman LD. PMID: 29998185; PMCID: PMC6038829.
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    17. Delivery Of Cascade Screening For Hereditary Conditions: A Scoping Review Of The Literature. Health Aff (Millwood). 2018 05; 37(5):801-808. Roberts MC, Dotson WD, DeVore CS, Bednar EM, Bowen DJ, Ganiats TG, Green RF, Hurst GM, Philp AR, Ricker CN, Sturm AC, Trepanier AM, Williams JL, Zierhut HA, Wilemon KA, Hampel H. PMID: 29733730.
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    18. Patient communication of cancer genetic test results in a diverse population. Transl Behav Med. 2018 01 29; 8(1):85-94. Ricker CN, Koff RB, Qu C, Culver J, Sturgeon D, Kingham KE, Lowstuter K, Chun NM, Rowe-Teeter C, Lebensohn A, Levonian P, Partynski K, Lara-Otero K, Hong C, Petrovchich IM, Mills MA, Hartman AR, Allen B, Ladabaum U, McDonnell K, Ford JM, Gruber SB, Kurian AW, Idos GE. PMID: 29385580; PMCID: PMC6065549.
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    19. DNA mismatch repair deficiency and hereditary syndromes in Latino patients with colorectal cancer. Cancer. 2017 Oct 01; 123(19):3732-3743. Ricker CN, Hanna DL, Peng C, Nguyen NT, Stern MC, Schmit SL, Idos GE, Patel R, Tsai S, Ramirez V, Lin S, Shamasunadara V, Barzi A, Lenz HJ, Figueiredo JC. PMID: 28640387; PMCID: PMC5610604.
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    20. Spectrum of mismatch repair gene mutations and clinical presentation of Hispanic individuals with Lynch syndrome. Cancer Genet. 2017 04; 212-213:1-7. Sunga AY, Ricker C, Espenschied CR, Castillo D, Melas M, Herzog J, Bannon S, Cruz-Correa M, Lynch P, Solomon I, Gruber SB, Weitzel JN. PMID: 28449805; PMCID: PMC8800930.
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    21. Genomic Disparities in Breast Cancer Among Latinas. Cancer Control. 2016 Oct; 23(4):359-372. Lynce F, Graves KD, Jandorf L, Ricker C, Castro E, Moreno L, Augusto B, Fejerman L, Vadaparampil ST. PMID: 27842325; PMCID: PMC5160045.
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    22. 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. 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. PMID: 27624329; PMCID: PMC5551669.
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    23. 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. Ricker C, Culver JO, Lowstuter K, Sturgeon D, Sturgeon JD, Chanock CR, Gauderman WJ, McDonnell KJ, Idos GE, Gruber SB. PMID: 26908360; PMCID: PMC4835267.
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    24. 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. 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. PMID: 23233716; PMCID: PMC3532393.
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    25. 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. Macdonald DJ, Deri J, Ricker C, Perez MA, Ogaz R, Feldman N, Viveros LA, Paz B, Weitzel JN, Blazer KR. PMID: 22678665; PMCID: PMC3620038.
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    26. Pathological characteristics of BRCA-associated breast cancers in Hispanics. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2011 Nov; 130(1):281-9. Lagos-Jaramillo VI, Press MF, Ricker CN, Dubeau L, Mai PL, Weitzel JN. PMID: 21604016; PMCID: PMC3526343.
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    27. 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. Lagos VI, Perez MA, Ricker CN, Blazer KR, Santiago NM, Feldman N, Viveros L, Weitzel JN. PMID: 18646245.
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    28. 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. Weitzel JN, Lagos VI, Herzog JS, Judkins T, Hendrickson B, Ho JS, Ricker CN, Lowstuter KJ, Blazer KR, Tomlinson G, Scholl T. PMID: 17646271.
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    29. 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. Ricker C, Lagos V, Feldman N, Hiyama S, Fuentes S, Kumar V, Gonzalez K, Palomares M, Blazer K, Lowstuter K, MacDonald D, Weitzel J. PMID: 17106633.
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    30. Beliefs and interest in cancer risk in an underserved Latino cohort. Prev Med. 2007 Mar; 44(3):241-5. Ricker CN, Hiyama S, Fuentes S, Feldman N, Kumar V, Uman GC, Nedelcu R, Blazer KR, MacDonald DJ, Weitzel JN. PMID: 17027932.
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    31. Prevalence of BRCA mutations and founder effect in high-risk Hispanic families. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2005 Jul; 14(7):1666-71. Weitzel JN, Lagos V, Blazer KR, Nelson R, Ricker C, Herzog J, McGuire C, Neuhausen S. PMID: 16030099.
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    32. Outcomes from intensive training in genetic cancer risk counseling for clinicians. Genet Med. 2005 Jan; 7(1):40-7. Blazer KR, MacDonald DJ, Ricker C, Sand S, Uman GC, Weitzel JN. PMID: 15654227.
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