Identification of BRCAx genes through targeted next generation sequencing

Start Year: 2010
Finish Year: 2013
Chief Investigator: Associate Professor Ian Campbell
Grant Type: Cancer Australia Priority Driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme(PdCCRS)
Institution: University of Melbourne

Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme (PdCCRS)

Cancer can run in families, caused by a mutation in a gene that is passed on by the mother or father. Identifying the causative gene can inform family members of their specific risk and help them to choose ways of reducing their chances of developing cancer in the future.

We still do not know the cause in many of these families. This study uses newly developed technologies to rapidly search for breast cancer genes in these families.

This research is co-funded by NBCF and Cancer Australia.