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I had been hoping to attend but I do not think I will be able to now.
I was very interested in the genetic testing talk and depending on what was in the talk maybe ask a question.
I was interested in the genetic testing for those ladies with mucinous OC. In particular my question would have been -about the KRAS mutation and if there were any plans to start testing or if it was done anywhere. The BRCA mutations now seem to be almost routine for testing but not other mutations. It would also be nice to know if mucinous ladies could have the test done anywhere (be it private or otherwise)
Would it be possible to pass my question on to the speaker that she may include something about in her talk or answer the question after the talk.
I'm sorry you won't be able to make it. I'll take your question to Members Day and ask Dr Angela George for you.
Appreciate that. Thanks very much.
Further to your question, you'll be able to hear Dr Angela George's response when the recordings are up, but I just wanted to let you know what she said.
I asked about KRAS and BRAF mutations (which Gwen had asked about) and Dr George explained that these are somatic rather than germline mutations. This means they arise in the tumour, and they are not inherited gene mutations. KRAS and BRAF mutations cannot be passed on to children.
BRCA mutations can be measured in blood as inherited mutations or in the tumour as a somatic mutation, so this is why there is blood testing for BRCA.
I hope this answer is helpful. Do let me know if you have any further questions.
Many thanks for this. It does answer what I wanted to know as it has not been clear to me in the literature. I am now waiting for the online video to appear so I can see all the sessions.
Thanks once again