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HOXB13 Gene Mutations

Learn about the cancer risks and prevention and treatment options for people with inherited HOXB13 mutations.

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Information for People with an Inherited Mutation

Mutations in the have been linked with an increased risk for cancer. There is not enough research to conclude that a mutation increases the risk of other cancers. 

There are guidelines for cancer screening for people with mutations. 

People with an inherited mutation who have been diagnosed with cancer may qualify for specific treatments or clinical trials. 

Each of these topics is outlined in more detail in the sections highlighted below. 

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Cancer Risks

Cancer risk estimates are updated based on the latest research. Read about the lifetime risk for cancer in people with inherited mutations. 

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Risk Management Options

Read about the latest expert guidelines for cancer screening and prevention for people with a mutation. 

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Cancer Treatment Options

People who test positive for a mutation may have additional treatment or clinical trial options available to them. 

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Participate in Research

The cancer screening and prevention studies below are enrolling people with mutations. To search for more studies, visit our Search and Enroll Tool

Last updated February 25, 2024