Risk Management & Treatment

Inherited mutations linked to prostate cancer

Inherited mutations in the following genes have been linked to prostate cancer:

  • HOXB13


*Men with inherited mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 are more likely to develop metastatic prostate cancer than men without inherited mutations. 

** More research is needed to confirm a link between prostate cancer and an inherited mutation in this gene.

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 above.


Last updated August 31, 2021