Applying new technology to find the breast cancer gene on chromosome 4

Lead researcher

A/Prof Melissa Southey, Prof David Goldgar

Pathology Department, University of Melbourne

Years funded
2010 - 2012

This project applies new technology called 'next generation sequencing' to sequence DNA in a chromosomal region that's highly likely to contain a breast cancer susceptibility gene.

Identification of this gene will provide many families with an explanation for why their families have multiple cases of breast cancer and will improve their ongoing clinical management and treatment.

Funding Body

Cancer Council Research Grant


$88,512 in 2010 and $99,125 in 2011, $89,800 in 2012