William Foulkes, PhD
McGill University Health Center
Novel target discovery in hereditary ovarian cancer by deep sequencing
Ovarian cancer is an important cause of death and inherited susceptibility accounts for a substantial fraction of this cancer. Moreover, advances in knowledge of hereditary forms of cancer have led to insights into the more common, non-hereditary forms. Technological innovation is a key to the generation of knowledge and has recently brought revolutionary changes in the ability to study cancer. Here, Dr. Foulkes and his team will harness the power of “deep sequencing” to discover mutations that are important in ovarian cancer. This pilot study could lead to important discoveries that will help us in our struggle to better understand this often fatal disease.