We will continue the search for “low risk genes”. Once identified, we will study how they interact with each other and with lifestyle and environmental factors to alter risk. We hope this research might eventually lead to the development of simple tests for cancer risk, which may result in new types of screening and prevention measures.
We have developed collaborations with many other research groups that are carrying out similar studies around the world. Together we are coordinating the research to maximise the chances of success. N.B. In order to preserve confidentiality we do not share identifiable information about individuals. All data from studies is fully anonymised for research.
Your contribution to our large cohort of SEARCH data has presented a unique opportunity to link cancer survivor data with Public Health England (PHE)’s COVID-19 test data. This, together with following up over a number of years and linking in data from medical records held eg by NHS Digital, will give valuable genetic epidemiological insights into the susceptibility and long term effects of Covid19 in cancer survivors.