The goal of Cancer 2015 is to create a world-class resource of comprehensive prospective information on 10,000 Victorians with cancer, regardless of type.
The information includes clinical, genetic and health economic data to improve cancer care. This project will not only catalogue mutations, but will also address particular scientific questions and clinical issues regarding the molecular pathology of cancer, including:
- Determining the number and frequency of actionable genetic mutations in tumours within the general population.
- The rate of genetic evolution during tumour development.
- The role of genetic mutations in tumour classification systems.
- Developing a clinical measure of tumour heterogeneity and evolution.