Full Study Name

GeMCaS - Molecular investigations into the genetic causes of multiple primary cancers

Local Principal Investigator

Dr Clare Turnbull

Study Status


Main Aims
  • To assemble a well characterised series of patients with multiple primary cancers
  • To collect germline DNA from each patient
  • To undertake sequence analyses to delineate the contribution of known cancer predisposition genes to the co-occurrence of cancer types
  • To identify novel cancer predisposition genes
Inclusion Criteria
  • Any patient with any 2 or more primary cancers, with the first cancer occurring at age <70 years, one of the tumours must be a sarcoma
Exclusion Criteria
  • Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma, cutaneous basal cell carcinoma
  • Pre-malignant lesions including CIS and CIN
  • Myelodysplasia, blood dyscrasias
  • Under 18 years old
Open Sites

Royal Marsden, Newcastle-upon-tyne, St George’s (London), Southampton, Cambridge, Great Ormond St (London), Leeds, North London, Birmingham, North of Scotland Genetic Service, Royal Orthopaedic (Bristol), Guy’s and St Thomas (London), Saint Mary’s Hospital (Manchester), The Christie (Manchester)

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