Get notified of page updates
Hereditary Cancer and Genetic Testing

Genetic testing benefits for people diagnosed with  cancer

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

  • Men with castration-resistent cancer who test positive for an inherited mutation in  or another gene linked to cancer may be eligible for treatment with a treatment with a  (e.g. a ). 
  • Men who test positive for an inherited mutation in  or  may be eligible for treatment with an agent.
  • Men with cancer who test positive for an inherited mutation in a gene linked to cancer may be eligible for certain clinical trials and research studies.
  • Testing can help men with cancer understand their risk for additional cancers and make medical decisions about risk management.
  • Test results can help the relatives of men with cancer understand their risk for cancer and take actions to stay healthy.
Last updated February 02, 2022