The risk assessments are currently a prototype and not for clinical use.

Personal risk assessment for inherited cancers

Breast / Ovarian Cancer - Prostate Cancer

Personal risk assessment for inherited cancers

Does cancer run in families?

A small fraction of people diagnosed with cancer have a family history of cancer. This means that there are multiple people in their family affected with cancer, and this may be because they have inherited a small mistake in a copy of a gene that increases their risk.

The actress Angelina Jolie recently underwent preventative breast and ovarian surgery because her mother died of breast cancer and she had inherited a change in the BRCA1 gene.

Did you know?

Women with a first-degree relative (father, brother, son) who has been diagnosed with prostate cancer have a 14% higher than average risk of developing breast cancer.

Women with a family history of both breast and prostate cancer in their first-degree relatives (father, mother, sister, brother, son, or daughter) have a 78% higher than average risk of developing breast cancer. This risk is a further 66% higher in black women.

What is CancerPDX and who is it for?

The CancerPDX risk calculator can be used to assess your inherited cancer risk in 90 seconds via a series of questions, if:

You do not have a diagnosis of breast, ovarian or prostate cancer, but have relatives that do, and are concerned about your personal risk of developing these cancers
You have a diagnosis of breast and/or ovarian cancer and are concerned about your genetic risk factors

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