Angela Brooks-Wilson

Degrees / Designations 

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University
Department of Medical Genetics, University of British Columbia

 

Phone 
604-675-8153
Mailing Address 
BC Cancer Research Centre 675 West 10th Avenue Canada's Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre -7th floor Vancouver, BC V5Z 1L3

Biography

Academic Appointment 
Professor
Disorders and Conditions 
Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
Lymphoma
Lymphoma - Hodgkin Disease
Multiple Myeloma

Genetic Susceptibility to Lymphoma

Cancer is considered a complex genetic trait in which genetic susceptibility, environmental exposures and lifestyle factors all play a role. Our laboratory group investigates the genetic basis of cancer susceptibility at the population level. One of our primary interests is Lymphoma. We are using single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) and haplotype-based case / control studies to discover novel genetic factors underlying susceptibility to Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL). These association studies will allow us to identify genetic factors underlying cancer susceptibility in the presence of genetic heterogeneity (when multiple genes contribute to a disease) and incomplete penetrance (when not all individuals who have the susceptibility factor are affected).