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Cancer Treatment

Read about different genes that are linked to hereditary cancer, their associated risks and guidelines for screening, preventing and treating cancers in people with inherited mutations in these genes.

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Cancer Treatment for People with Inherited Mutations

Currently there are no cancer treatments approved specifically for people with a mutation, nor guidelines for treating cancer written specifically for people with a mutation. People with a mutation who have been diagnosed with cancer may benefit from testing and may qualify for clinical trials looking for more effective treatments for cancer. 

To learn more about standard of care treatment options for specific types of cancer, visit our section on Cancer Treatment by Cancer Type

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The following organizations offer peer support services for people with or at high risk for cancer:

Open Clinical Trials
Open Clinical Trials

The following studies are looking at PARP inhibitors and similar agents for treating people with advanced  cancer.  

Other clinical trials for people with  cancer can be found here.

Open Clinical Trials
Open Clinical Trials

The following are studies enrolling people with prostate cancer.  

A number of other clinical trials for patients with prostate can be found here.

Last updated December 31, 2023