The table lists genes associated with familial cancer risk for which there is consensus by the majority of Australian family cancer and genetics servicesr that pathogenic variants are clinically actionable for diagnostic and/or predictive gene testing. This list has been reviewed, refined and approved by the eviQ Cancer Genetics Reference Committees.
Clinical genetics services or familial cancer centres will assess the clinical utility of offering gene testing to individual patients referred to them. See eviQ's Guide for health professionals ordering genetic testing for information about ordering genetic testing.
When considering testing of genes as part of a panel, it is recommended that included genes be relevant to the patient’s clinical picture (phenotype).
There are many other genes associated with cancer risks for which testing may be considered appropriate in the setting of a rare phenotype.
Predictive testing should not be offered when a variant of uncertain significance or benign/likely benign variant has been identified in a family
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22 Feb 2024