the wilson centre for blood cancer genomics
Snowdome is proud to support The Wilson Centre for Blood Cancer Genomics.
The Centre, located at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne, provides genomic testing for Australians diagnosed with blood cancer.
Genomic testing involves analysing a patient’s blood sample to look for critical gene mutations known to play a role in blood cancer. The results provide a more accurate diagnosis, leading to treatment that is personalised to patients and the genetic profile of the cancer, which can result in a better prognosis.
Over 4,700 free genomic tests have been undertaken at the Centre since it was established in 2017, and for some the results have been life-saving.
The Centre also undertakes cutting edge research into blood cancer treatment resistance, personalised medicine and genomic sequencing of blood cancers, led by globally respected researchers.
The Centre was made possible by the incredible generosity of the Wilson family, who have donated over $9 million. Christine Wilson diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Follicular Lymphoma in 1992, very sadly passed away in 2018, yet she and her family have built an enduring legacy for Australians diagnosed with blood cancer. We offer our heartfelt thanks to Christine and Bruce Wilson, their children Andrew, Pennie, James and their families for the continued support of Snowdome and the Wilson Centre for Blood Cancer Genomics.