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What is the RET proto-oncogene?

RET Proto-Oncogene

From an insurance standpoint on RET proto-oncogene testing for MTC – found on the internet:

Aetna considers diagnostic testing for germline point mutations in the RET gene medically necessary for members with apparently sporadic medullary thyroid carcinoma.

What is a proto-oncogene?

A proto-oncogene is a normal gene which can become an oncogene due to mutations or increased expression.