Expert Video - Who should get genetic testing for an inherited mutation for ovarian cancer and how is it done?
Scott Richard, MD, an expert in gynecologic oncology, explains why genetic testing on blood and saliva samples is important for women with a strong family history of ovarian cancer or an ovarian cancer syndrome to understand risk and plan to reduce it. Dr. Richard discusses the importance of genetic testing for planning treatment in women with newly diagnosed ovarian cancer. Working with a genetic counselor is an important part of the testing process.
This educational activity has been developed by the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition in collaboration with Mechanisms in Medicine Inc.
This activity is supported by educational grants from: Alkermes plc, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Clovis Oncology, Inc., Eisai Inc., Foundation Medicine, Inc., Genentech, a Member of the Roche Group, GSK, ImmunoGen, Inc., Merck & Co, Inc., Novartis, Novocure Inc., Pfizer, Inc.
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