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Charity calls for routine BRCA testing of ovarian cancer patients

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 17 September 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5664
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

All women in England with ovarian cancer should be tested for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations at the time of diagnosis, as currently happens in Scotland, a charity has demanded.

The call by Ovarian Cancer Action was backed by an expert panel of geneticists, genetic counsellors, and medical oncologists at a panel discussion held last week at the Royal Society in London.

The charity’s policy paper calls for all women with invasive non-mucinous epithelial ovarian cancer, …

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