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.
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 Nov; 160(1):121-129. 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
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
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. 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