HRD Testing Education Webinar

This webinar will provide attendees with information about HRD testing for patients with ovarian cancer. Our expert panel will delve into some background on the different types of ovarian cancer, HRD testing, why it’s important and the difference between testing tumours and testing blood for gene abnormalities.

Date
Tue 25th Jun 2024
Time
8:00 pm - 9:15 pm

Pink Hope Education Webinar -

What is HRD testing and how is it different to genetic testing?  

ABOUT THE WEBINAR

This webinar will provide attendees with information about HRD testing for patients with ovarian cancer. Our expert panel will delve into some background on the different types of ovarian cancer, HRD testing, why it’s important and the difference between testing tumours and testing blood for gene abnormalities. You’ll learn the ins and outs of both somatic tumour testing and germline testing for gene mutations and most importantly, you’ll hear from a patient who will share their experience with ovarian cancer and HRD testing. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and if you can’t attend on the night, we’ll send you a recording so you can watch it later.

THE HOSTS 

A/Prof Heather Thorne (OAM), researcher: Heather Thorne OAM is the national manager of kConFab, which brings together geneticists, clinicians, surgeon, genetic counsellors, psychosocial researchers, pathologists and epidemiologists, from Australia and New Zealand.

Prof Paul Cohen, gynaecologist, oncologist: Dr. Cohen serves as both a gynecologist and a clinical senior lecturer at King Edward Memorial Hospital. He lends his expertise to the Western Australia Gynaecological Cancer Service and the Menopausal Symptoms After Cancer Clinic, actively engaging in research and educational initiatives.

Dr Cathy Kiraly-Borri, Clinical Geneticist: Dr. Cathy Kiraly-Borri is a seasoned clinician in public and private genetics, boasting over 20 years of expertise in various genetic consultation domains. Her specialization lies in Pediatric onco-genetics and Familial Cancer.

Robyn Smith, Programs Manager: Robyn is the programs manager at Pink Hope. She has background in finance and health promotion and is a keen advocate for patients making informed decisions about managing their cancer risk.