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Databases and studies


National Study of Colorectal Cancer Genetics (NSCCG)

The purpose of the NSCCG is to collect information from individuals and from families with a family history of colorectal cancer, so that we can try and identify new hereditary factors (genes) that may lead to the development of colorectal cancer.

Familial Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (FCLL) study

The aims of the FCLL study are to ascertain families with multiple cases of CLL in order to map and identify genes predisposing to CLL so that we may be able to develop new treatments for these diseases and/or detect them at an early stage.

NBT - National Brain Tumour study

The purpose of the NBT study is to establish a DNA resource from individuals and families with brain tumours, so that we can identify new genes that may increase the risk of brain tumours.


TRANSORCE is a study to collect blood and/or tissue samples from consenting patients who have been diagnosed with renal cell cancer.

Databases and software

Predicted Impact of Coding SNPs (PICS) database

We have classified and catalogued the predicted impact on protein function of non-synonymous single nucleotide polymorphisms (nsSNPs) in genes relevant to the biology of cancer using in silico computational tools.

Bioinformatics: SNPLINK

Multipoint linkage analysis of densely distributed SNP data incorporating automated linkage disequilibrium removal.