Keck School Faculty

Charite N. Ricker, MS, CGC
Charite N. Ricker, MS, CGC
Instructor of Clinical Medicine
NOR 3454 Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
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.

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). . View in PubMed

Secondary Germline Finding in Liquid Biopsy of a Deceased Patient; Case Report and Review of the Literature Front Oncol. 2018; 8:259. . View in PubMed

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. . View in PubMed

Haplotype analyses of the c1027C>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. . View in PubMed

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. . View in PubMed

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. . View in PubMed

Pathological characteristics of BRCA-associated breast cancers in Hispanics Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2011 Nov; 130(1):281-9. . View in PubMed

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. . View in PubMed

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. . View in PubMed

Beliefs and interest in cancer risk in an underserved Latino cohort Prev Med. 2007 Mar; 44(3):241-5. . View in PubMed

. . will they come?--establishing a cancer genetics services clinic for an underserved predominantly Latina cohort. J Genet Couns. 2006 Dec; 15(6):505-14. . View in PubMed

Prevalence of BRCA mutations and founder effect in high-risk Hispanic families Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2005 Jul; 14(7):1666-71. . View in PubMed

Outcomes from intensive training in genetic cancer risk counseling for clinicians Genet Med. 2005 Jan; 7(1):40-7. . View in PubMed

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