Identification of novel genes predisposing to familial colorectal cancer by full exome sequencing

Lead researcher

A/Prof Ian Campbell, Dr Alison Trainer, A/Prof Lara Lipton, A/Prof Paul James, Dr Maria Doyle

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Years funded

The underlying cause of the majority of families with a high risk of colorectal cancer remains unexplained.

We will use new technology to work out what genes cause cancer in these families so we can provide better genetic counselling. Our work may also offer new ways to detect and treat colorectal cancer.

Lay Report Final:

Funding Body

Cancer Council Research Grant


$200,000 over 3 years