BRCA Awareness in 2020
- 29 Sep 2020
|Numero crediti assegnati||4|
|Categorie con ECM||Medico Chirurgo (Genetica medica, Ginecologia e ostetricia, Oncologia)|
|Categorie professionali||Medico Chirurgo (), Altro, Specializzando|
|Presidente del congresso||Direttore della Scuola Class: Prof. Giovanni Scambia|
|Segreteria Scientifica||Dr.ssa Claudia Marchetti, Dr.ssa Antonella Pietragalla (Responsabili Scientifici)|
|Segreteria organizzativa||MOLIPHARMA srl|
Deleterious mutations in DNA repair pathways, including breast-cancer susceptibility gene 1 (BRCA1) and breastcancer susceptibility gene 2 (BRCA2) mutation carries, predispose to an elevated risk for several familial tumor types,
such as ovarian cancer (OC), breast cancer and prostate cancer.
In this scenario, due to its poor prognosis, OC management remains a major clinical problem and an in-depth analysis
of the genomic landscape has gained a growing importance in the last few years. Women who carry a BRCA 1/2
mutation have long been known to present a substantial increased lifetime risk of OC development. Currently, several
OC screening programs, including a detailed family history, clinical examination, transvaginal ultrasound and/or serum
CA-125 on an annual basis, have been proposed and might be able to reduce OC incidence and mortality in this setting
of patients. The aim is to identify women population that could benefit from screening program as a means of early
detention and possible prevention of advanced-stage disease. Available literature data do not support a definitive
ovarian screening recommendation and the the lack of consistent screening methods of early OC detection, as well as
the poor OC prognosis mentioned above, have worldwide elected the risk-reducing surgery as the most effective
prophylactic measure for reducing OC risk in BRCA carries. This approach has raised many questions, especially
on several aspects of health and patient’s quality of life (QoL).
This conference provides highlights in current risk-reducing OC strategies to potentially suggest a more tailored
treatment approach in patients with BRCA1 and/or BRCA2 mutations.
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Le iscrizioni di questo congresso sono chiuse dal 25 September 2020