Identifying the missing heritability of breast cancer

Grant number: 1025145 | Funding period: 2012 - 2014

Completed

Abstract

One of the strongest risk factors for the development of breast cancer is having a close relative with the disease. Some advances have been made in understanding the specific genetic factors that underlie this susceptibility but these known genetic factors only explain about a third of the overall familial effects. This research will utilise our prior research, international research resources, new technology and supercomputing to identify the majority of genetic factors associated with breast cancer susceptibility.

University of Melbourne Researchers