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