Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Name Aaltonen, Lauri
Organisation HY
Project title
Finnish Center of Excellence in Cancer Genetics Research
Decision No. 250345
Decision date 13.12.2011
Funding period 01.01.2012 - 31.12.2014
Funding 6 000 000
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Project description
Cancer is a disease involving two unique genomes – germline, and that of the respective tumor. This setting represents a key challenge for medical research 2012-2017, deeply involving multiple disciplines. The rapid advances in genomic technologies are now enabling full genome analysis of individuals and cancers. This will finally allow complete dissection of germline and somatic genetic variation contributing to neoplasia. Genetics of cancer is a key field of medical research, in which Finland and members of this consortium have excellent traditions at the highest international level. The work of the Center of Excellence will focus on large-scale investigations on germline and somatic mutations contributing to tumorigenesis, data analysis, modelling, translational research as well as researcher training. Improved management of cancer is the central target of this proposal.