University Hospitals of North Midlands is looking to recruit at least 121 patients before the end of April 2017 for their participation in the 100,000 Genomes Project.

This follows UHNM being officially granted ‘Go Live’ status to recruit cancer and rare diseases patients to the nationwide project. The aim is to create a new genomic medicine service for the NHS – transforming the way people are cared for both today and in the future. Whilst the project won’t directly cure a patient’s cancer or disease, patients may be offered a diagnosis where there wasn’t one before and in time there is the potential of new and more effective treatments.

Nationally, the project will sequence 100,000 genomes from around 70,000 people. Participants are NHS patients with a rare disease, plus their families, and patients with cancer.

Dr Christopher Clowes, Genomics Ambassador, said: “Now that the underlying processes are in place our focus can shift to identifying and recruiting our first breast cancer patients this month. Read more

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