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ICARE Social Media Post April 2020

ASCO Guideline: Genetic Testing for Ovarian Cancer

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The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) recently published a guideline reinforcing the longstanding recommendation that all women diagnosed with epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) be offered genetic testing for hereditary ovarian cancer genes.

Many of these women (>15%) have an inherited mutation, most commonly BRCA1 or BRCA2. Identifying BRCA1/2 mutations may help guide cancer treatment.

Check out the full article at: https://ascopubs.org/doi/full/10.1200/JCO.19.02960?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%20%200pubmed

Check out a commentary about the original article at https://www.cancertherapyadvisor.com/home/cancer-topics/gynecologic-cancer/ovarian-cancer-asco-guideline-germline-testing-recommendation-all-women/

Check out NCCN guidelines, which have recommended genetic testing for all ovarian cancer patients https://www.nccn.org/professionals/physician_gls/pdf/genetics_bop.pdf

Permanent link to this article: https://inheritedcancer.net/post41720/