Hereditary Cancer and Genetic Testing

Genes linked to hereditary pancreatic 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.

Common genes with mutations linked to pancreatic cancer 

The most common gene mutations associated with inherited pancreatic cancer are:

 


* Note: Studies linking the Lynch syndrome genes MSH2, MSH6, PMS2 and EPCAM to pancreatic cancer have not been conclusive.

Last updated July 21, 2020