Cancer Type: Melanoma

ICARE Social Media Post June 2022

ATM: High and Moderate Risks for Multiple Cancers

A recent study found that pathogenic variants in the Ataxia Telangiectasia Mutated (ATM) gene are associated with multiple cancers. Specifically, moderate-to-high risks for pancreatic, prostate, gastric, and invasive ductal breast cancers, and low-to-moderate risks for ductal carcinoma in situ, male breast cancer, ovarian cancer, colorectal cancer, and melanoma.This provides more data to guide risks and …

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ICARE Social Media Post May 2022

Melanoma Treatment Update

Results from a small study suggest that melanomas in CDKN2A carriers may have better response rates to immunotherapy compared to non-carriers.Read the article to learn more!https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30291219/Reference: Helgadottir et al. J Med Genet. 2020 May;57(5): 316-321. PMID: 30291219.

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ICARE Social Media Post May 2022

CDKN2A and Melanoma

Did you know that CDKN2A mutations are found in 35-43% of families with three or more family members with melanoma?Read the article to learn more!https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33945383/Reference: Pissa et al. Acta Oncol. 2021 Jul;60(7):888-896. PMID: 33945383.

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ICARE Social Media Post May 2021

CDKN2A: Cancer Risks and Risk Management

𝘐𝘯 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘨𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘴𝘬𝘪𝘯 𝘤𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘳 𝘢𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘮𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘩, we present cancer risks and management for 𝗖𝗗𝗞𝗡𝟮𝗔 per National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Genetic/Familial High-Risk Assessment: Version 2.2021 𝗠𝗲𝗻 & 𝗪𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻:Melanoma risk: Elevated at 28-67% – Recommend annual full-body skin exam, regular self-examinations, and routine sun protective behaviors. Pancreatic cancer risk: >15% – Consider MRI/MRCP and/or endoscopic …

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