Genetic testing in ovarian cancer

Introduction to hereditary breast and ovarian cancer

Overview of BRCA1 BRCA2 – What we know so far

Somatic WGS in Breast Ovarian Cancer

Familial Breast Cancer – Interactive Online Module

This is a learning module developed for General Practioners about familial breast cancer. Dr Catherine Coleman, Specialist Breast Physician at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foudnation Trust led the development of this module, with help from the Education Centre.  It is hosted on the St George’s Hospital website and has been used in conjuction with face-to-face teaching sessions delivered by Drs Katie Snape and Helen Hanson, Joint Lead Consultants for Cancer Genetics and Kelly Kohut, Lead Consultant Genetic Counsellor at the South West Thames Centre for Genomics. The module includes educational components and quizzes to test learning. Upon completion, GPs can download a certificate of completion.

Lynch Syndrome Q&A webinar

Ovarian Cancer Action’s Cancer Prevention Officer Jo Stanford hosts a Lynch Syndrome Q&A with guest Dr Anju Kulkarni, Consultant Clinical Geneticist at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, who specialises in Cancer Genetics and Hereditary Cancer Risk Assessment.

With any Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) test ordered, a Record of Discussion (RoD) form will also need to be submitted. This document is to record the patient’s consent for genomic testing and their choice on taking part in research. Guidance on the patient choice conversation can be found here
This RoD form will be available for clinicians to download from this webpage. Once completed with the patient, it can be send to the lab with the corresponding test order form and sample.
Tests available to order will be listed in the National Genomic Test Directory. A test order form will soon be made available for clinicians on this webpage to download and complete. This form will include the address of the laboratory that the appropriate sample and completed form needs to be sent to.
Until the new Genomic Laboratory Service goes live, please continue to follow existing test order processes.
Later this year, the online test ordering tool for Whole Genome Sequencing will be integrated into the National Genomics Informatics System (NGIS) and clinicians will be able to search or filter to find a clinical indication, confirm eligibility criteria and start the test request process for their patient.