Prime Minister David Cameron today announced £300m in funding for the 100,000 Genomics Project.
The four year project will allow scientists to do pioneering new research to decode 100,000 human genomes – a patient’s personal DNA code, which could have exciting implications for breast cancer research.
Baroness Delyth Morgan, Chief Executive at Breast Cancer Campaign, said:
“We welcome the announcement of additional funding for the 100,000 Genomes Project, which will allow the project to continue apace. Breast Cancer Campaign highlighted the importance of including breast cancer patients in this project in our action plan Help Us Find The Cures, so we are delighted that breast cancer is now on the list of conditions to be covered.
“We still do not know enough about how different genetic changes can lead to breast cancer and we hope this project could help pave the way for women to receive personalised treatment tailored to their genetics, and bring us closer to our goal that by 2050 breast cancer can be overcome and outlived.”
- Read the news story around the Genomes Project funding on The Guardian website