Largest study to date on prostate cancer patients finds 17% have disease-causing variant

By Piper Nicolosi, Ph.D. In collaboration with Tulane University School of Medicine and published in JAMA Oncology,1 Invitae’s team of scientists, medical geneticists, clinical oncologists, and genetic counselors examined 3,607 men with a personal history of prostate cancer and found that approximately 17% had a positive disease-causing genetic variant (defined as pathogenic, likely pathogenic, or…

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