CancerGene is a computer program for estimating the likelihood that a family carries a mutation in one of the cancer predisposition genes.
The user enters family history information which is then analyzed using a variety of mathematical models. The software draws a pedigree and archives family history and mutation probability information to a relational database.
CancerGene provides a user friendly graphical interface for generating the input files required by the BayesMendel BRCAPRO and MMRpro and PancPro programs run seamlessly in the background.
A detailed knowledge of mathematical risk models and cancer genetics is required to make use of CancerGene. CancerGene is available to health care professionals involved in cancer risk counseling.