A small proportion of individuals are at much higher risk of developing particular types of cancer than the general population because they carry an inherited mutation in one of many key cancer genes. The Oncogenomics Laboratory identifies and characterises novel cancer genes and studies the way in which defects in these genes are associated with cancer predisposition or development, particularly with a focus on melanoma and lung cancer.
We are interested in investigating the process of cancer development at the level of individual cancer predisposition genes, and by looking at the whole genome scale. We hope that better understanding the genetic events that cause cancer will lead to better ways of diagnosing or treating cancers in the future.
Senior Scientist: Professor Nicholas Hayward
- Ken Dutton-Regester, Research officer
- Jane Palmer, Research nurse
- Judith Symmons, Scientific Officer
- Dr Lauren Aoude, Research Officer
- Mitchell Stark, Affiliate
- Dr Antonia Pritchard, Senior Research Officer
- Dr Jill Larsen, Senior Research Officer
- Dr Peter Johansson, Research Officer
- Vaishnavi Nathan, PhD student
- Alejandro Lopez, Affiliate
- Chris Schmidt, Senior Research Officer
- Dr Kelly Brooks, Research Officer
- Rebecca Dawson, Research Assistant
- Sebastian Walpole, MPhil student
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