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Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer via the RAD50 Gene

Summary and Pricing

Test Method

Sequencing and CNV Detection via NextGen Sequencing using PG-Select Capture Probes
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4649 RAD50 81479 81479,81479 $640 Order Options and Pricing
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4649RAD5081479 81479(x2) $640 Order Options and Pricing

Pricing Comments

This test is also offered via our exome backbone with CNV detection (click here). The exome-based test may be higher priced, but permits reflex to the entire exome or to any other set of clinically relevant genes.

An additional 25% charge will be applied to STAT orders. STAT orders are prioritized throughout the testing process.

Turnaround Time

18 days on average for standard orders or 13 days on average for STAT orders.

Please note: Once the testing process begins, an Estimated Report Date (ERD) range will be displayed in the portal. This is the most accurate prediction of when your report will be complete and may differ from the average TAT published on our website. About 85% of our tests will be reported within or before the ERD range. We will notify you of significant delays or holds which will impact the ERD. Learn more about turnaround times here.

Targeted Testing

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Genetic Counselors

Geneticist

  • Hannah Cox, PhD

Clinical Features and Genetics

Clinical Features

Hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC) syndrome is an inherited disorder that is mainly associated with tumors of the breasts and ovaries. Other malignancies in HBOC families can include melanoma, pancreatic and prostate cancer. In comparison to sporadic breast and ovarian cancers, HBOC syndrome tends to occur at an earlier age (i.e. < 50 years), tumors often occur bilaterally, consist of multiple affected family members, including males with breast cancer, and occurs with a higher predisposition in specific ethnicities, such as the Ashkenazi Jewish population (Petrucelli et al. 2013; Pruthi et al. 2010). Identifying individuals with a high risk for developing HBOC may allow for early detection of tumor formation and allow for prophylactic mastectomy and/or oophorectomy or other treatments (Smith 2012). Breast and ovarian cancers can show familial inheritance due to shared environment or inherited genes of low penetrance, which confer a moderate risk (Berliner et al. 2012). In addition, approximately 5-10% of breast and 10-15% of ovarian cancer cases are the result of genetic predisposition due to gene specific mutations that significantly increase an individual's risk of developing these cancers (Marchina 2010). HBOC syndrome is mainly due to mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, however, pathogenic variants have also been found in other genes.

Genetics

HBOC is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner and presents with incomplete penetrance. The DNA repair protein RAD50, encoded by the RAD50 gene, interacts with the MRE11A and NBS proteins, and is involved in DNA repair via the nonhomologous end joining pathway. In addition to DNA repair, RAD50 is involved in cell cycle checkpoint activation, telomere maintenance, and meiotic recombination. RAD50 pathogenic variants have been found to confer an increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer (Heikkinen et al. 2005; Tommiska et al. 2006; Walsh et al. 2011). The most prominent RAD50 mutations are missense and nonsense variants, but other sequence changes such as splice site, small insertions and deletions have also been reported (Human Gene Mutation Database).

Clinical Sensitivity - Sequencing with CNV PG-Select

Clinical sensitivity is low because HBOC has multiple underlying causes including environment and genetics, and RAD50 pathogenic variants have only been reported in a minority of cases (Tommiska et al. 2006).

Testing Strategy

This test provides full coverage of all coding exons of the RAD50 gene, plus ~10 bases of flanking noncoding DNA. We define full coverage as >20X NGS reads or Sanger sequencing.

Indications for Test

Individuals with a clinical presentation or family history of Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer and have tested negative for BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations. Males with breast cancer, and individuals with an Ashkenazi descent with a concern for HBOC should also be tested. Earlier detection of clinical abnormalities may lead to earlier treatment and better outcomes. Similar to BRCA mutation testing, this is a predictive test and provides only information regarding the likelihood of breast and/or ovarian cancer. This test is specifically designed for heritable germline mutations and is not appropriate for the detection of somatic mutations in tumor tissue.

Gene

Official Gene Symbol OMIM ID
RAD50 604040
Inheritance Abbreviation
Autosomal Dominant AD
Autosomal Recessive AR
X-Linked XL
Mitochondrial MT

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Citations

  • Berliner JL, Fay AM, Cummings SA, Burnett B, Tillmanns T. 2012. NSGC Practice Guideline: Risk Assessment and Genetic Counseling for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer. Journal of Genetic Counseling 22: 155–163. PubMed ID: 23188549
  • Heikkinen K, Rapakko K, Karppinen SM, Erkko H, Knuutila S, Lundán T, Mannermaa A, Børresen-Dale AL, Borg A, Barkardottir RB, Petrini J, Winqvist R.. 2005. RAD50 and NBS1 are breast cancer susceptibility genes associated with genomic instability. Carcinogenesis 27: 1593–1599. PubMed ID: 16474176
  • Human Gene Mutation Database (Bio-base).
  • Marchina E, Fontana MG, Speziani M, Salvi A, Ricca G, Di Lorenzo D, Gervasi M, Caimi L, Barlati S. 2010. BRCA1 and BRCA2 genetic test in high risk patients and families: counselling and management. Oncology Reports 24: 1661-1667. PubMed ID: 21042765
  • Petrucelli N, Daly MB, Feldman GL. 2013. BRCA1 and BRCA2 Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer. In: Pagon RA, Adam MP, Bird TD, Dolan CR, Fong C-T, and Stephens K, editors. GeneReviews™, Seattle (WA): University of Washington, Seattle. PubMed ID: 20301425
  • Pruthi S, Gostout BS, Lindor NM. 2010. Identification and Management of Women With BRCA Mutations or Hereditary Predisposition for Breast and Ovarian Cancer. Mayo Clinic Proceedings 85: 1111–1120. PubMed ID: 21123638
  • Smith EC. 2012. An Overview of Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome. Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health 57: 577–584. PubMed ID: 23050669
  • Tommiska J, Seal S, Renwick A, Barfoot R, Baskcomb L, Jayatilake H, Bartkova J, Tallila J, Kaare M, Tamminen A. 2006. Evaluation of RAD50 in familial breast cancer predisposition. International Journal of Cancer 118: 2911–2916. PubMed ID: 16385572
  • Walsh T, Casadei S, Lee MK, Pennil CC, Nord AS, Thornton AM, Roeb W, Agnew KJ, Stray SM, Wickramanayake A, Norquist B, Pennington KP, et al. 2011. Mutations in 12 genes for inherited ovarian, fallopian tube, and peritoneal carcinoma identified by massively parallel sequencing. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108: 18032–18037. PubMed ID: 22006311

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