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Case Study Five: What is the role of genetic testing in patients with ovarian cancer?

Dr. Brian Slomovitz introduces a case study involving a patient with recurrent ovarian cancer and important considerations for genetic testing and the role of biomarkers in treatment and management decisions with his colleagues, Drs. Michael Birrer and David Doo.

Explore the case further by viewing the case summary slides or by watching the panel discussion video—or download the slides for later review offline.

Key Discussion Questions
  • When should genetic testing be performed?
  • Should genetic testing be performed more than once during a patient’s treatment course?
  • What are the recommended tests used for ovarian cancer treatment decisions?
  • What challenges affect implementation of routine genetic testing and the interpretation of results?
  • How do you talk to patients about genetic testing?
  • What is the role of genetic counselors in the care of patients with ovarian cancer?
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