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Cancer and genetics

To drive research for the benefit of patients affected by cancer and 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 and inherited conditions.


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


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.

Transduced packaging cells co-expressing Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP) and RUNX1::ETO


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

Solid Cancers

Solid cancers

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