Charity calls for routine BRCA testing of ovarian cancer patientsBMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f5664 (Published 17 September 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5664
- Jacqui Wise
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, …