Professor Douglas Easton

Professor Douglas Easton


Department of Public Health & Primary Care
Strangeways Research Laboratory


My main research area is genetic susceptibility to cancer, with particular emphasis on breast and prostate cancer. I also have particular interests in the genetic epidemiology of BRCA1 and BRCA2, intermediate markers of cancer risk (such as breast density), and in the development of statistical methods. A recent focus of my group has been large-scale association studies to identify moderate risk cancer susceptibillity variants. We co-ordinate international consortia conducting association studies in breast (BCAC) and prostate cancer (PRACTICAL), and in BRCA1/2 carriers.

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