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Hereditary Cancer and Genetic Testing

Genetic testing benefits for people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer

For anyone diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, genetic testing may provide the following information and benefit:

  • If you test positive for a or mutation, you may be eligible for treatment with a  (e.g., Lynparza). 
  • If you test positive for an inherited mutation in , , , or , you may be eligible for treatment with an agent.
  • Test results may make you eligible for certain clinical trials and research studies.
  • The test can help you understand your risk for a new cancer diagnosis and options for managing your risk.
  • Your test results can help your relatives understand their risk for cancer and take actions to stay healthy.
Last updated February 02, 2022