Hereditary Cancer and Genetic Testing

Genes linked to hereditary melanoma

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.

Most common genes linked to hereditary melanoma 

The most common gene associated with inherited melanoma risk is CDKN2A. Genetic mutations in other genes may also increase risk for melanoma, including: 

Last updated July 20, 2020