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Genomics of Peritoneal Malignancy including rare forms of Mesothelioma 

Genomics of Peritoneal Malignancy including rare forms of Mesothelioma 

In 2019, Mesothelioma UK granted funding for a collaborative project between the University of Southampton Genomic Informatics Group, a worldrecognised expert in cellular pathology with specific expertise in peritoneal malignancy and the Peritoneal Malignancy Institute (PMI), Basingstoke, which is one of the highest volume centres in the world for peritoneal malignancy.  

This project aims to characterise peritoneal cancers, with a focus on peritoneal mesotheliomas, to catalogue the key transformative genetic changes driving these tumours. Tumour samples that have been collected and stored by the Peritoneal Malignancy Institute at Basingstoke will be selected for cutting-edge genetic analyses.  

The lead researcher is Sarah Ennis, Professor of Genomics at the University of Southampton.