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NEW YORK – Germline cancer risk variants may turn up in more than 10 percent of prostate cancer cases across disease stages, according to early data presented from Invitae's Detect Hereditary Prostate Cancer (DHPC) program, hinting that there may be a benefit to doing germline genetic testing more broadly in these patients.

Current guidelines recommend germline assessments in men who have metastatic or aggressive disease, or a family history of cancer.

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