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Shelina Rajan

Finding the missing 92%…how a genetics service is helping to find people at risk from an underdiagnosed cholesterol condition

This month a new pilot health service in Norfolk and Waveney has started to identify people at highest risk from a common inherited condition that can lead to dangerously high levels of cholesterol in the blood. This condition is known as Familial Hypercholesterolemia, or FH for short.

12 Oct 2023, 10:27 a.m.
A man smiling

World-first trial to provide hearing for children with rare type of genetic hearing loss launches in Cambridge

Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge is participating in a world-first trial to see whether gene therapy can provide hearing for children with severe to profound hearing loss due to a rare genetic condition.

11 Oct 2023, 9 a.m.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month square

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a month dedicated to raising awareness about breast cancer, and learning more about early detection, prevention, and research.

9 Oct 2023, 11:16 a.m.
R21 project final presentation

R21 Project Final Presentation

In this final presentation from our R21 (prenatal exome sequencing) project, we will share our survey findings, give an overview of resources we have developed for healthcare staff (including details of R21 e-learning module) as well as next steps for taking forward the project recommendations.

27 Sep 2023, 11:31 a.m.
Finding the Fragments - ctDNA in lung cancer event, 9 October 23

Finding the Fragments: ctDNA in lung cancer

A 1 hour education and engagement event to promote awareness and uptake of ctDNA testing across the East of England.

22 Sep 2023, 12:34 p.m.
Bria Mcallister, Urology Nurse Practitioner at NUH

Supporting prostate cancer patients in the East Midlands

As September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, we took the opportunity to speak to Bría McAllister, a Urology Nurse Practitioner with a specialist interest in prostate cancer. Bría has worked in Urology since 2004, initially in Glasgow and now at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH).

6 Sep 2023, 3:12 p.m.
Karine Latter, PPV Panel Member

My Lynch Syndrome Journey

Just after her 60th birthday, Karine Latter returned her national bowel screening test. Taking her only five minutes to complete, five days later Karine received a letter informing her that the test was positive. She was given an appointment to see a clinical nurse specialist to arrange a colonoscopy. Karine takes up the story below, in her own words...

4 Sep 2023, 9:22 a.m.
Pharmacy Network Podcast

Pharmacy Network Podcast: Episode 2 out now

The second episode in a new series of pharmacy podcasts hosted by Paul Selby, Pharmacy Lead for East Genomic Medicine Service Alliance (GMSA), is now available to listen to on Soundcloud.

31 Aug 2023, 10:22 a.m.
Moaeed, HIna and family

Polycystic renal disease: Moaeed and Hina’s story

We are extremely grateful to Moaeed and Hina for sharing their story of how Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease (ARPKD) has affected them and their family. As a note to readers, the article contains themes of miscarriage and infant death.

31 Aug 2023, 9:51 a.m.
New PPV Panel members

Welcome to Loretta, Karine and Helen

Following a recruitment drive, last month we were delighted to welcome three new members of our Public and Patient Voice (PPV) Panel. Read more about Loretta, Karine and Helen in their own words below.

8 Aug 2023, 11:16 a.m.
Genomics BITE - Prenatal Genomic Testing (R21)

Genomics BITE: Genomic testing for fetal anomalies with a likely genetic cause

Our Genomics BITE session for September 2023 is aimed at midwives, health visitors, neonatal and paediatric nurses and anyone who is interested in finding out more.

3 Aug 2023, 4:01 p.m.
a child wearing a pink hoodie standing next to a 'genome'

Cambridge researchers launch national DNA research programme

Cambridge researchers launch the world’s first national childhood DNA health research programme, to help transform healthcare for children and young people.

25 Jul 2023, 9 a.m. From: CUH
Lungs with DNA in background

East Midlands study could pave way for new lung disease treatments

A study which academics claim is the largest and most diverse of its kind could pave the way for new potential lung disease treatments. The global study, led by universities in Leicester and Nottingham, linked more than 500 new genes to lung function for the first time.

19 Jul 2023, 11:48 a.m.
Cystic Renal Disease workshop

Cystic Renal Disease workshop

We are running our fifth and final national online CRD workshop to share the outputs from the project.

13 Jul 2023, 10 a.m.
Education Through Genomics Case Studies

Study Day: Genomics Education Through Case Studies

We're delighted to be hosting an online study day on genomics with Anglia Ruskin University's Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine & Social Care on Wednesday 12 July 2023.

10 Jul 2023, 2:39 p.m.
Leanne and Jasper Barratt

Lynch Syndrome and me: Leanne's story

Leanne Barratt is mum to five-year old Jasper and works as a brand marketing manager at Next. She also has Lynch syndrome. This is Leanne’s story:

4 Jul 2023, 9:47 a.m.
A graphic showing DNA

Genetic marker discovered for severe multiple sclerosis

A study involving Addenbrooke's involving more than 22,000 people with multiple sclerosis has discovered the first genetic variant associated with faster disease progression, which can rob patients of their mobility and independence over time.

28 Jun 2023, 4 p.m. From: CUH
Genomics Conversation week 2023

#GenomicsConversation week 2023

Join the Genomics Education Programme (and us!) on social media from Monday 26 June 2023 for #GenomicsConversation week 2023!

23 Jun 2023, 12:39 p.m.
Generation Study

Genomics BITE: Newborn Genomes Programme and our Generation Study

19 Jun 2023, 4:01 p.m.
Actor Colin McFarlane raising awareness with Prostate UK

Hollywood actor and prostate cancer patient raises awareness of testing among black men

Actor Colin McFarlane has revealed that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, and is backing Prostate Cancer UK’s campaign to encourage men over 50 and Black men over 45 to get a PSA test, as a result of his experience.

19 Jun 2023, 10:30 a.m.