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We work across the healthcare system and cross-Government as the senior advisor on healthcare science.

Genomics

The 100,000 Genomes Project aims to make the UK the world leader in ground-breaking genetic research into cancer and rare diseases.

Personalised medicine

The future of health will see genomic medicine and next-generation diagnostics driving personalised treatments and interventions.

CSO programmes

Find out more about our various programmes across emerging science and innovation, quality improvement and system wide projects.

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NHS gives cancer patients genetic test to select best treatment

Patients with the cancers will be offered the rapid new test to help decide whether to go ahead with treatment, opt for a lower dose or use a different method of tackling tumours. While most patients undergoing chemotherapy do not suffer sever side effects a small number taking certain drugs called fluoropyrimidines (5-FU and capecitabine) […]