Ovarian cancer: Genetic testing should be accessible to all women with the disease

15 abril 2015

Recent media attention has focused on American actress Angelina Jolie’s decision to have her ovaries and fallopian tubes surgically removed after genetic testing for such cancers. A study suggests that all women with ovarian cancer should be tested for these genes, regardless of their family history. The findings have clinical implications both for the treatment of this disease and for the screening of individuals at-risk.