Hereditary Cancer and Genetic Testing

Genes linked to hereditary fallopian tube, ovarian and primary peritoneal cancer

Multi-gene panel tests look for inherited mutations in many genes at the same time. These tests may include new or less common genes. Some panels may include additional genes other than those listed below. A genetics expert can make sure that the most appropriate test is ordered based on your personal situation and family medical history. They will also make sure that your test results are interpreted correctly.

Genes linked to hereditary fallopian tube, ovarian and primary peritoneal cancers 

The following genes have been linked to these cancers.

  • STK11 (most ovarian tumors in people with this mutation are benign)



More research is needed to confirm a link between ovarian cancer and an inherited mutation in these genes:

Last updated August 31, 2021