USING TWIN AND FAMILY STUDIES TO MAKE GENOMICS RELEVANT TO POPULATION HEALTH
Grant number: 1137349 | Funding period: 2018 - 2022
This Fellowship will make major impacts on health by building on decades of research creating large studies of families, and in particular twins. One aim is to produce a simple web-based tool for women to accurately know their risk of breast cancer based on family history, mammography and genetic markers. This could transform breast and genetic screening across the world. Another is to develop new ways of analysing twin data which resolve which risk factors are causal and relevant to prevention.
Related publications (3)
Enhancing Value and Uptake for Whole-Population Cohorts of Children and Parents: Methods to Integrate Registries into the Generation Victoria Cohort
Valerie Sung, Katrina Williams, Ella Perlow, Yanhong J Hu, Susannah Ahern, Joanne M Said, Bill Karanatsios, John L Hopper, John J McNeil, Leo Donnan, Sharon Goldfeld, Melissa Wake
Health registries are critical to understanding, benchmarking and improving quality of care for specific diseases and conditions, ..
Predictors and consequences of health anxiety symptoms: a novel twin modeling study
C Lopez-Sola, M Bui, JL Hopper, LF Fontenelle, CG Davey, C Pantelis, P Alonso, OA van den Heuvel, BJ Harrison
OBJECTIVE: The question of how to best conceptualize health anxiety (HA) from a diagnostic and etiological perspective remains deb..