Familial aspects of cancer conference
Research and practice
1st September - 4th September 2020
The Professor Joseph Sambrook PhD student or Post-doctoral Fellow Award, supported by the National Breast Cancer Foundation.


Cancelled for 2020

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Genetic study provides most comprehensive map of risk to date of breast cancer risk. Nature Genetics. January 2020.
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Latest Publications
Multiple ABCB1 transcriptional fusions in drug resistant high-grade serous ovarian and breast cancer. Nature Communications 2019.
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Shared heritability and functional enrichment across six solid cancers. Nature Communications. Jan 2019.
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Do BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutation carriers have a reduced ovarian reserve? Protocol for a prospective observational study. BMJ Open. Nov 2019.
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About kConFab

kConFab brings together geneticists, clinicians, community representatives, surgeons, genetic counsellors, psychosocial researchers, pathologists and epidemiologists from all over Australia and New Zealand who believe the causes and consequences of familial predisposition to breast cancer can be understood only by a concerted national effort at both the basic and clinical level.

In 1997, kConFab, with the help of the Family Cancer centres in Australia and New Zealand began enrolling families with a strong history of breast and breast/ovarian cancer. Genetic, epidemiological, medical and psychosocial data collected from these families by kConFab are stored in a de-identified fashion in a central relational database. Biospecimens collected from family members are used to characterise germ-line mutations in predisposing genes such as BRCA1, BRCA2, ATM, PALB2, p53, PTEN. kConFab has accumulated data on more than 1,900 multigenerational, multi-case kindreds.

kConFab itself is not a research organisation in the usual sense, but rather provides a resource upon which researchers can draw. The aims of the consortium are to make data and biospecimens widely available to researchers for use in peer-reviewed, ethically-approved funded research projects on familial aspects of breast cancer. At present, kConFab is supplying biological specimens and data to more than 180 research projects world wide.

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