Improving soft-tissue sarcoma diagnosis with non-invasive procedures
Professor David Gonzalez de Castro
Queen's University Belfast
Fusion genes, when two “normal” genes are re-arranged together to create a “chimeric” gene, can lead to cancer. This project aims to develop a diagnostic method to detect fusion genes in blood samples, as well as tissue, which could improve diagnosis in a substantial number of soft tissue sarcoma patients, crucial considering there are more than 60 types of soft tissue sarcoma.