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This fact sheet contains general information about BAP1-tumour predisposition syndrome (BAP1-TPDS). Each person should be referred to a genetic service for further information and advice. 

Key Points

  • BAP1-TPDS is caused by faults (mutations) in the BAP1 gene.
  • People with BAP1-TPDS have an increased chance of developing benign (non-cancerous) tumours of the skin called BAP1-inactivated melanocytic tumours (BIMT).
  • People with BAP1-TPDS have an increased chance of developing malignant (cancerous) tumours of the skin (cutaneous melanoma) and eye (uveal melanoma).
  • People with BAP1-TPDS have an increased chance of developing cancer of the lining of the lungs and abdomen (mesothelioma).
  • People with BAP1-TPDS have an increased chance of developing kidney (renal) cancer. 
  • Family members (including teenagers) can be referred to a genetic service where experts can provide information, advice and support about their chance of developing cancer and the option of genetic testing.

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22 Feb 2024