Dr Clare Turnbull is the Clinical Lead for Cancer Genomics for the Genomics England 100,000 Genomes Project. She will speak about this world-leading NHS transformation project through which whole genome sequencing is being introduced into clinical care across the UK for cancer and rare disease. She will focus on some of the challenging aspects of delivering the programme, such as (i) optimising pathology pipelines through routine healthcare for cancer sample collection and preparation (ii) interpretation of germline and tumour genomic data for clinical reporting and (iii) engagement of the UK clinical academic community into the program to optimise patient recruitment and research outputs
Clare also leads a research team at Institute of Cancer Research/Queen Mary University of London, undertaking translational studies in cancer genomics and genetic predisposition, with particular focus on the genetic basis of testicular cancer. Having trained as a Clinical Geneticist, her clinical work at Guys Hospital NHS Trust focuses on managing patients and families with genetic susceptibility to cancer.