Constitutional DNA methylation: a new paradigm for predisposition to lung cancer

Lead researcher

A/Prof Alexander Dobrovic, Dr Thomas Mikeska

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Years funded

Most lung cancers present as metastatic disease meaning that curative treatment is not an option. DNA methylation analysis is one option that may enable early diagnosis. The importance of this study is that screening and early detection is most effectively done when high-risk groups are identified.

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Funding Body

Cancer Council Research Grant


$100,000 per annum in 2012 & 2013, nil in 2014