Identification of genetic predisposition to familial melanoma and related cancers

Project Details

Description of project aims

This project examines the heritability of melanoma predisposition within families. The aim is to identify genetic variants inherited within families with a high melanoma burden and/or related cancers that increase susceptibility to tumour development.
Effective start/end date1/08/17 → …

Collaborative partners

  • University of the Highlands and Islands (lead)
  • Oncogenomics Group, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Brisbane, Australia. (Project partner)
  • National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institute of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland (Project partner)
  • Experimental Cancer Genetics, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Cambridge, UK. (Project partner)

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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