Cancer and genetics

To drive research for the benefit of patients affected by cancer and by inherited disease in Wales and beyond.

Our translational research focuses on the genetic and molecular basis of human disease with a particular interest in cancer.


  • To understand the genetic basis of disease with a focus on cancer.
  • To understand the mechanisms of tumour initiation and progression.
  • To understand the genetic basis for inter-individual variations in therapeutic response.
  • To employ information from basic and clinical studies to develop new diagnostics and therapeutic approaches.


Genomic Instability

Genetic and genomic medicine

Cell and molecular biologists, molecular geneticists and bioinformaticians work in conjunction with clinical scientists, psychologists and social scientists to better understand the underlying mechanisms of cancer and genetic illness.



Working closely with other investigators at Cardiff University with a major focus on basic and translational research into haematological malignancies and on clinical trials exploring innovative treatment for leukaemia. 

Solid Cancers

Solid cancers

Improving the outcome of patients with cancer with a focus on clinical trials and linked laboratory research.