BRCA Genetics Tests for Breast & Ovarian Cancer [transcript][audio]

Guest: Dr. Melody Caramins

Presenter: Tabetha Moreto

Guest Bio: Dr. Melody Caramins is the Chair of The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia’s genetics advisory committee. As an ambassador for Pathology Awareness Australia and Chair of The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia’s genetics advisory committee, Dr. Caramins is an active advocate for greater access to genetic testing, and for greater inclusion of genetics in mainstream medicine.She is also is the National Director of Genetics at Primary Health Care where she has overall responsibility for the supervision and coordination of genetic testing, and oversees the introduction of all new genetic tests.  With over 20 years of experience in medicine and pathology, Dr. Caramins is a nationally recognised expert in the field of genetics, holding both medical and scientific specialist qualifications.

Segment Overview: In today’s interview, Dr. Caramins discusses about the new BRCA gene tests that will soon be offered for free to people especially women who have a family history of breast and ovarian cancer. She also talks about preventive measures to take for those at risk and available treatment options for those who are already diagnosed with these cancers.

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