Fight Prostate Cancer with Genetics
1 in 6 prostate cancer cases are hereditary. Find out if you have the gene.
Genetics for Prostate Cancer
What can DNA testing tell you?
Genetic tests can provide those with prostate cancer crucial information such as:
What is the best treatment plan for you to fight your cancer
What your risk of developing additional cancers
Whether your family is at risk for developing hereditary cancers such as breast, ovarian, or pancreatic.
What does Myriad provide?
Myriad Genetics is known for its industry leading accuracy. Armed with this information, you and your doctor no longer have to do trial and error. You can start creating a treatment plan that is personalized to you.
What Answers Do Each Test Provide?
TUMOR TESTING: TO DETERMINE WHAT TREATMENT PATH MAY BE RIGHT FOR YOU
Prolaris® gives you the complete picture on how aggressive your prostate cancer is and how aggressively you should be treating it.
What Prolaris measures is not whether you have prostate cancer, but how fast your cancer cells are dividing, or its aggressiveness.
HEREDITARY CANCER TESTING
Hereditary Cancer Testing for Hereditary Prostate Cancer (BRCA1 and BRCA2)
BRACAnalysis ® is a genetic test that detects the presence of a BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation. Mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes increases the risk of developing prostate cancer.
Tumor Normal Match For Prostate Cancer Treatment Options
PositiveSelect Ultimate is a genetic test that tests both cancer cells as well as normal blood cells. In addition to the PositiveSelect Plus test benefits, PositiveSelect Ultimate identifies somatic and germ line mutations.
Prostate Cancer Treatment Options
PositiveSelect Plus provides patients with treatment options such as chemotherapy, targeted therapy and immunotherapy options.
Why Hereditary Testing for Prostate Cancer?
Knowing whether your cancer was caused by a genetic mutation will help guide treatment decisions, determine your risk of developing additional cancers (like ovarian, pancreatic or breast cancer), and identify your close family members’ risks of having the same mutation (50% chance).
By knowing your genetic risk factors, your doctor can better diagnose and treat your pancreatic cancer.