UK – NICE recommends more genetic testing for links to ovarian cancer

Around 340,000 to 444,000 people in the UK carry one of nine pathogenic gene variants

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recommended that more people get tested for genes linked to ovarian cancer.

The new guideline aims to raise awareness and increase the availability of genetic testing, allowing people to take preventive measures, including surgery, to prevent the development of ovarian cancer.

Anyone can carry a gene linked to ovarian cancer, including women, men, transgender people, and non-binary people, which can be passed on to their children…