Genetic predisposition to melanoma

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Karin Wadt is an associate professor and consultant in Clinical Genetics working at the Clinical Genetics Department at Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark. Karin Wadt leads the oncogenetic team at the Genetic Department and has extensive experience within cancer predisposition, in particular regarding melanoma and childhood cancer.

The webinar will provide an overview of genetic disposition to cutaneous and uveal melanoma, covering both monogenic disposition and a combination of environmental exposure and genetic disposition.

It will focus on the cancer predisposition spectrum regarding these genes, cancer risk estimates of both carriers of pathogenic variants and healthy individuals in families with accumulation of melanoma. In addition, the webinar will provide information regarding management of individuals with increased risk of melanoma development.