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The clinical genetics network

The East Midlands Genetic network covers the co-located services; Nottingham, Leicester and Northampton.  Clinical Genetics services at UHL have been designated as provider of Genetic services for the region (Leicester, Leicestershire Rutland) by the East Midlands Specialised Commissioning board.

Leicester Genetics Service, with its discrete population size, has close links with Primary Care, and with its unique multi-ethnic population offers significant challenges and opportunities in terms of provision of genetic services.  It also has strong links with the University Department of Genetics and there are other following research aspects

Genetics Education Networking for Innovation & Excellence

The link has been strengthened by successful bids for establishing microarray technology, Comprehensive Local Research Network (CLRN) and National Cancer Research Network (NCRN) badged research (including: Deciphering Developmental Disorders (DDD) Study , DECIPHER, School of Biochemical & Chemical Sciences (FBCS), Epidemiological Study of Familial Breast Cancer (EMBRACE) and Identification of Men with a genetic predisposition to ProstAte Cancer (IMPACT)), developing testing for Hereditary Non-Polyposis Colorectal Cancer (HNPCC) in the East Midlands, a moderately increased familial cancer susceptibility clinic, breast screening with MRI.

The rapidly expanding Cancer Genetics Department includes breast, bowel, endocrinology, symptomatic and Neurobironatosis Type 2 (NF2) clinics. In the cancer genetics team we see individuals at an increased risk of cancer due to their family history. We look for multiple cases of cancer in multiple generations diagnosed under the age of 50.


Other useful links:

SWAN UK (Syndromes Without A Name) website