Mainstreaming cancer genetics

The resources below have been developed to support implementation of BRCA testing through routine gynae-oncology appointments, Derby family history clinic appointments or through the Nottingham Breast Institute. We call this Mainstreaming Cancer Genetics (MCG).

This model of gene testing has been successfully implemented at other cancer genetics services such as the Marsden Hospital. The resources have been developed for use at the Nottingham University Hospitals and the district hospital which we serve.

The resources have been based around the published material from the Marsden Hospital and adapted for use within our Trust. Any of the specialist nurses or clinicians involved in the care of women with ovarian cancer can complete the training resources.


Steps for training

  1. Email to arrange a time for face to face training.
  2. Watch the training videos before attending the face-to face teaching. Please view MCG ELM1 and MCG ELM2, on The Royal Marsden’s MCG YouTube channel.
  3. Read the frequently asked questions for gynae units document before the face to face training: MCG FAQ1.pdf [pdf] 325KB or for the breast and gynae units MCG FAQ1 nott v5 breast.doc [doc] 357KB
  4. Face to face training to talk though any further questions and go through the protocol for testing and the consent procedure. 
  5. You will be added to a list of clinicians who can order BRCA1/2 testing directly


Useful documents


Information sheets for patients


Suggested template letters for patients

If you have queries please contact: