Oncology Genetics

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Head of Section – Kath Smith 0114 271 7009

Cytogenetic, FISH and molecular tests are used in order to diagnose and manage patients with both inherited cancer, including an expanding number of hereditary and somatic mutation cancers, and acquired conditions such as acute leukaemia, chronic myeloproliferative disorder, myelodysplastic syndrome and other tumours.

The section is made up of four quadrants which relate to the patient pathway. These are Diagnostics & Prognostics (both acquired and inherited), Monitoring & Re-evaluation, Pharmacogenetics and Research & Market Development.

Further information about all tests can be found in our Full A-Z List of Genetic Tests (PDF).

Diagnostics & Prognostics

Acquired disease - Leukaemia genetics
Acquired disease - Solid tumour genetics
Hereditary cancers

Monitoring & Re-evaluation

Monitoring & Re-evaluation
ALL MRD testing

Pharmacogenetics

Mutation analysis
FISH testing

Research & Market Development

We are committed to the ongoing development of our integrated Oncology Services and have a continuing programme of service development and evaluation in order to best meet patient need, in line with clinical demand and technological change.

We are involved in a number of collaborations with both academic and commercial partners. Current projects include:

  • validation of oligo-CGH array testing for the detection of chromosomal aberrations in bladder transitional cell carcinoma
  • genetic investigation of plasma cell myeloma
  • extended genetic screening for breast and ovarian cancer
  • investigation of aberrations in NF-1 (Neurofibromin-1) in lung carcinoma

Contact: Kath Smith (0114 271 7009)

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