myRISK - Myriad
Myriad myRisk™ Hereditary Cancer is a scientific advancement revolutionizing hereditary cancer testing. Blending both genetic test status AND personal cancer family history, Myriad myRisk hereditary cancer panel represents the next generation of hereditary cancer risk testing. Myriad myRisk identifies elevated risk for 8 important cancers by analyzing multiple, clinically significant genes. Additionally, Myriad myRisk provides a summary of available medical society guidelines to help you optimize your patients’ medical management. Be confident you know your patients’ cancer risks and appropriate follow-up management with Myriad myRisk Hereditary Cancer.
Hereditary cancer panel testing optimizes patient care through increased clinical sensitivity (mutation detection). Testing a broader number of genes associated with multiple cancer risks increases clinical sensitivity. For example, many patients have personal and family history that may be explained by more than one syndrome. One patient may meet Lynch syndrome criteria and another may meet HBOC syndrome criteria. However, there are a significant number of patients that meet criteria for both Lynch and HBOC syndromes, among other risks.
Genes selected for Myriad myRisk™ satisfy these criteria:
- Cancer Focus
- Hereditable contribution
- Association with overlapping syndromes
- Cancer risk is at least 2-3 times the general population
- Clinically Significant
- Based on increased cancer risk from societal guidelines or determined by multiple studies
- Change in management inferred based on risk level