Risk assessment and genetic testing for ovarian cancer.

  title={Risk assessment and genetic testing for ovarian cancer.},
  author={Cassandra L Gulden and Olufunmilayo I. Olopade},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  volume={194 2},
OBJECTIVE Prevention of ovarian cancer starts with identifying women at high risk for this deadly disease. Once identified, these women can be offered risk-reducing options such as oral contraceptives and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. In this review, strategies for identifying high-risk individuals and the clinical utility of genetic testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2 will be discussed. CONCLUSION To offer potentially life-saving interventions for at-risk family members, we propose that every… CONTINUE READING


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