NAME Professor David Thomas
CANCER TYPE Sarcoma
INSTITUTION Garvan Institute of Medical Research
GRANT TYPE $200,000
PROJECT TYPE Research
Mapping the genomes of sarcoma patients:
A high lethality cancer impacting children and young people, Sarcomas are devastating cancers that predominantly affect children and young people with high mortality and poor quality-of-life outcomes. In a world-first, this study seeks to sequence the cancer genes of a global patient cohort to map the complex hereditary basis of sarcomas. Results will inform strategies for early-detection, improved targeted-treatments and prevention.