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Ovarian Cancer Action to host a BRCA 'Ask the Experts' event

09 March 2017

As part of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, Ovarian Cancer Action is hosting a Twitter Ask The Experts event all about BRCA and genetic mutations.

Jo Stanford, Cancer Prevention Officer explains, "There are so may questions we have at each stage of our genetic testing journeys. This is a fantastic opportunity to ask questions to the medical experts at the forefront of their fields."

The Twitter event is running during the week of 13th March with experts tweeting live between 8-9pm. Questions can be submitted in advance using the hashtag #OCABRCA or you can ask questions anonymously by emailing Jo@ovarian.org.uk

A different topic relating to genetic testing will be featured each night with a BRCA expert answering questions.

  • Monday 13 March: All about genetic testing
    Dr Angela George: Consultant in Oncogenetics
  • Wednesday 15 March: Risk-reducing breast surgery
    Miss Joanna Franks: Consultant Breast and Oncoplastic Surgeon
  • Thursday 16 March: Risk-reducing gynaecological surgery
    Mr Adam Rosenthal: Consultant Gynaecologist at UCL
  • Thursday 16 March: HRT/ hormonal impact post-surgery
    Dr. Marie- Odile Gerval: Clinical Research Fellow in Endocrine Gynaecology, and Co-Chair of The Daisy Network
  • Friday 17 March: How will having a BRCA mutation impact my ovarian cancer treatment?
    Dr Jonathan Krell: Senior clinical lecturer in medical oncology.

All you need to do to get involved is follow Ovarian Cancer Action on twitter @OvarianCancerUK and tweet your questions using the hashtag #OCABRCA

If you have any questions please contact Jo@ovarian.org.uk