Defining the leukaemogenic mechanism for GATA2 T354M, a new predisposing mutation in familial MDS/AML [ 2011 - 2014 ]

Also known as: GATA2 is a new predisposition gene for familial AML

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Researchers: Prof Hamish Scott (Principal investigator) ,  Prof Richard D'Andrea Dr Christopher Hahn Prof Junia Vaz De Melo

Brief description A successful approach for identification of cancer genes has been to study the 5-10% of cases occurring in families with inherited predisposition to develop cancer. Unlike solid tumours, few cancer-causing mutations are known for haematological cancers. We have found a new mutation in 3 families in a gene (GATA2) not previously associated with familial acute myeloid leukaemia. We will explore how this mutation causes leukaemia to help better understand the more common non-inherited leukaemias.

Funding Amount $AUD 631,883.62

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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