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How is genomics changing pharmacy?

Genomics is starting to have a huge impact on pharmacy. Recently, genomics is being used to predict how an individual will handle specific drugs to reduce harm and improve outcomes.

1 Jul 2022, 6 p.m.
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Familial Cancer Specialists - a unique team supporting patients with suspected inherited cancer

Wendy Chorley is the Lead Familial Cancer Specialist at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust. She leads a team of five familial cancer specialists, most of whom are nurses or allied health professionals.

22 Jun 2022, 3:59 p.m.
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The role of genomics in midwifery

For Genomics Conversation Week 2022, Angela Crosby, Antenatal and Newborn Screening Coordinator, United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT), talks about the role of her team and the impact genomics has in their work.

20 Jun 2022, 9:25 a.m.
Anita Murphy

The importance of identifying patients with Monogenic Diabetes

For Diabetes Week (13 - 19 June), Anita Murphy, our regional Genetic Diabetes Nurse - East Midlands and East of England - has shared with us why it is important for clinicians to consider this type of diabetes when seeing patients and how it can change th

13 Jun 2022, 1:59 p.m.
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Nursing and midwifery team appointed to help peers across the region take a proactive role in genomic medicine

The recently appointed nursing and midwifery staff at East Genomics are an essential part of the strategic team to support the mainstreaming of genomic medicine into clinical practice across the East of England and East Midlands to help improve patient care and outcomes.

1 Jun 2022, 12:25 p.m.
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New genomic testing provides vital diagnosis for severely ill babies

Cambridge research suggests more than a third of severely sick babies given rapid whole genome sequencing have received a vital genetic diagnosis.

23 May 2022, 2:06 p.m.

More than 100 children with cancer across the East of England benefit from whole genome sequencing

In a significant milestone, more than 100 children with cancer from across the East of England have had their tumours tested by whole genome sequencing (WGS) and interpreted by scientists in the NHS Genomic Medicine Service at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH), to help improve their diagnosis and treatment.

22 Apr 2022, 12:24 p.m.
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Largest study of whole genome sequencing data reveals new causes of cancer

Cambridge analysis of more than 12,000 tumours from NHS patients has found DNA evidence of over 50 new potential causes of cancer.

21 Apr 2022, 7 p.m.
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Revolutionary new treatment path for patients with aggressive brain tumours

Brain tumour patients at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge are the first in the UK to benefit from personalised treatment using the latest advances in genomics and targeted therapies through the Minderoo Foundation's new Precision Brain Tumour Programme (MPBTP).

15 Apr 2022, 12:29 p.m.
Dr Elizabeth Smyth

Genetic testing for Lynch syndrome help patients and clinicians fight cancer

Awareness of this inherited condition can help patients alert relatives to get tested and it can also ensure suitable screening and preventative treatment for future cancers

22 Mar 2022, 12:28 p.m.

With a history of cancer in the family, Marla's story highlights how a Lynch syndrome diagnosis has helped her

Marla explains how she can look forward and concentrate on the prevention of cancer for herself and her family since her Lynch syndrome diagnosis

22 Mar 2022, 12:27 p.m.

Genetic study gives new insights into severe Covid

The world’s largest genetic study of critically-ill Covid patients, involving more than 200 treated at Addenbrooke's, reveals extensive insights into the disease.

7 Mar 2022, 6 p.m.
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Family share Eilidh's story on Rare Disease Day

Raising a child with a rare or little understood condition is a major challenge for parents.

28 Feb 2022, 1:55 p.m.
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E-learning modules launched to help clinicians across the region order genomic tests for patients

Clinical Geneticists and Genetic Counsellors at Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) have developed several short e-learning modules to help healthcare professionals across the East of England and East Midlands offer genomic testing to patients.

31 Jan 2022, 1:46 p.m.
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Cambridge clinician wins funding to safely link big datasets to help find medical answers

Cambridge researchers are to trial methods of analysing data across more than one secure research environment – something which has previously not been possible, but which could be of great benefit to the public once established.

13 Jan 2022, 2 p.m.

Whole genome sequencing improves diagnosis of rare diseases and shortens diagnostic journeys for patients, according to world first study

A world-first scientific study has shown that whole genome sequencing (WGS) can uncover new diagnoses for people across the broadest range of rare diseases investigated to date

10 Nov 2021, 5:04 p.m.
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Pilot study reveals the benefits of ‘whole genome sequencing’ for children with cancer

Study of 36 children treated at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has shown that whole genome sequencing can give a more accurate diagnosis or reveal new treatment options

8 Nov 2021, 9 a.m.
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Whole Genome Sequencing helps doctors treat Daniel’s rare cancer

Sport-loving schoolboy Daniel is back on the football pitch following precision treatment of a rare kidney tumour

5 Nov 2021, 2:40 p.m.
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Serena Nik-Zainal wins top prize for ground-breaking research into cancer

Professor Serena Nik-Zainal has been announced as the winner of the 2021 Foulkes Foundation Academy of Medical Sciences Medal

3 Nov 2021, 8:54 a.m.
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Regional Genomics Survey - deadline extended!

Regional survey launched to gain insight into healthcare professionals knowledge and use of genomic testing

29 Oct 2021, 4:32 p.m.