Expert Video - Understanding results of genetic testing for melanoma
Melanoma expert Dr. Laura Ferris of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center explains what "positive" and "negative" mean in genetic testing. Learn about the main mutations linked to melanoma, how CDKN2A and BAP1 affect your risk of other cancers, and when and how often to see a dermatologist if you do have a mutation. Dr. Ferris also discusses the pros and cons of genetic testing and why you may still be at risk even if no mutations are found.
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This educational activity has been developed by the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF), and Mechanisms in Medicine Inc.
This activity is supported by independent educational grants from Bristol-Myers Squibb, DermTech and Genentech.
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