Hereditary Cancer and Genetic Testing

Cancer risk associated with inherited BARD1 mutations

If you have tested positive for an BARD1 mutation, we recommend that you speak with a genetics expert who can look at your personal and family history of cancer and can help you choose the best plan for managing your cancer risk.

  • Women with a BARD1 mutation have an increased risk of breast cancer, including triple-negative breast cancer
  • Currently, evidence is insufficient to conclusively show that a BARD1 mutation is associated with an increased risk of other cancers.

Research on the risk for cancer in people with BARD1 mutations is ongoing.