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Polygenic risk scores for prostate cancer: testing considerations
Department of Cancer Biology and Genetics and Division of Human Genetics, Department of Internal Medicine, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, The Ohio State Uni
Oct 2019 (Vol. 26, Issue 52, Pages( 17 - 18)
PMID: 31629419


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  • Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified more than 170 single nucleotide variants (SNVs) associated with prostate cancer risk. Each variant is associated with only small increases in risk and is not predictive of an individuals' overall risk of developing prostate cancer. Polygenic risk scores (PRS) combining these variants are now clinically available and may improve predictive value of other factors such as PSA. This overview reviews the current state of PRS for prostate cancer including testing considerations.

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