Angela Brooks-Wilson

Degrees / Designations 

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


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


Academic Appointment 
Disorders and Conditions 
Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
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).