ICARE Social Media Post December 2020

Broader Germline Testing for Urothelial Cancer

The most common inherited form of urothelial cancers is Lynch Syndrome. However, a study showed that of 586 individuals with urothelial cancer, 80 had a mutation in an inherited cancer gene (14%). Mutations in several genes were observed; however, 𝙈𝙎𝙃2 and 𝘽𝙍𝘾𝘼2 were both significantly associated with urothelial cancer (odds ratio of 3.7).
 
Confirmatory studies are needed to look at this question further. In the meantime, it may be particularly important to consider genetic testing for individuals with urothelial cancer, especially those diagnosed at a young age.
 
Check out the original article at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31794323