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Oliver with parents Sara and Michael

Genetic test rules out cancer for baby Oliver

A baby who was born with a large tumour on his leg has been spared chemotherapy and surgery, after whole genome sequencing at Addenbrooke’s revealed the lump was harmless.

30 Sep 2022, 9 a.m.
Aubrey with her dad and Professor Matt Murray

Sharing best practice in WGS for children with cancer

East Genomics together with Wellcome Connecting Science and the University of Cambridge are hosting this one day workshop in October.

23 Sep 2022, 10 a.m.
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Making a Difference: Genomics in Nursing and Midwifery Conference

A FREE conference aimed at nurses and midwives - across a wide range of roles and from 'ward to board' - working in the East Midlands or East of England. The conference will outline how genomics and genetic testing is helping patients in the East Midlands and East of England, the crucial role nurses and midwives are playing in embedding genomics into routine NHS care, and the role of East GMSA in supporting all of this.

21 Sep 2022, 3:25 p.m.
Webinar on Genomics for Clinical Nurse Specialists

Webinar: Harnessing the power of Clinical Nurse Specialists in the rollout of genomics

Organised by the East Genomic Medicine Service Alliance (GMSA) this webinar is aimed at clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) within Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (CUH), North West Anglia Foundation Trust, Royal Papworth Foundation Trust, Norfolk and Norwich NHS Foundation Trust (NNUH), James Paget Foundation Trust, Queen Elizabeth's Hospital King's Lynne Foundation Trust

8 Sep 2022, 3:28 p.m.
NHS England genomics survey and consultation

NHS England seeking feedback on Genomics services and strategy

NHS England is seeking feedback on the way clinical genomics services are delivered in England, and views on an NHS Genomics Strategy which will set the strategic direction and priorities for genomics in the NHS in England over the next 3-5 years.

1 Sep 2022, 9 a.m.
Max Williamson

New clues to treat germ cell tumours

A study by a team from Addenbrooke’s and the Wellcome Sanger Institute has revealed more about the origin of germ cell tumours, usually found in the ovaries and testicles, suggesting new approaches to future treatment.

11 Aug 2022, 10 a.m.
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Webinar: Lynch Syndrome Management

This webinar has been organised by the East Genomic Medicine Service Alliance (East GMSA). It is aimed at all clinicians, nurses, managers & coordinators in primary and secondary care who work with patients with Lynch Syndrome.

14 Jul 2022, 1:25 p.m.
Rachel Gilbert

Rachel's story: Genomics helped me understand my cancer

Rachel Gilbert was diagnosed with gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GIST) aged 15 and says whole genome sequencing has provided vital answers for her and her family.

13 Jul 2022, 9 a.m.
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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.

7 Jul 2022, 12:26 p.m.
Familial Cancer sign

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.

23 Jun 2022, 12:25 p.m.
Angela Crosby and colleague Stacey

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, 12:26 p.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.
NHS Trusts within our region

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.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at CUH

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.
Aubrey

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.
graphic of blue and green DNA and numbers on a black background to symbolise breaking down DNA to understand genetics

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.
Daniel Covington, CUH patient

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.
Marla

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.
DNA

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.