Next Thursday 20 October, Wellcome Connecting Science, in collaboration with the Department of Paediatrics and NHS East Genomics will be hosting a meeting inviting clinicians and pathologists from all UK paediatric oncology specialist centres, as well as cancer leads from the seven Genomics Laboratory Hubs in England to a one-day in-person workshop, for an open discussion. You can register to access the morning talks of the event online using this link: https://coursesandconferences.wellcomeconnectingscience.org/event/implementing-whole-genome-sequencing-in-paediatric-oncology-practice-20221020/
This initial event will provide an opportunity to share best practice, discuss the issues around implementation, and to collectively consider solutions to improve uptake across the UK.
Dr Sam Behjati was invited to discuss the case of baby Oliver on BBC Look East and the BBC Today programme last week. The clip for the Today programme is still available to listen to online at https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m001cpjl
Play the clip between 1:23:14 – 1:29:25 to listen to the interview with Dr Behjati and Oliver’s mum, Sara.
Further clips are available to view on the NHS website: https://www.cuh.nhs.uk/news/genetic-test-rules-out-cancer-for-baby-oliver/