I am raising funds for GCT Ovarian cancer research
As part of its GCT research program, the Hudson Institute is testing tumour DNA and normal DNA from patients that have been diagnosed with this disease from all over the world.
Previously, a technique known as Whole Exomes Sequencing was the most cost-effective way to start testing for possible answers, however this type of sequencing will only cover about 2% of DNA, so there is still 98% not sequenced.
Using a technique called Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS), the DNA can be sequenced, covering close to 100% of the DNA. The testing is more expensive, on average costing over $10,000 per person. However, in partnership with a leading technological company located at the University of Queensland, researchers now have an opportunity conduct WGS for both sub types at the reduced cost of $1500 per person.
So to help me out and women from all over the world to find answers donate to my little fundraiser today and be part of the change, every dollar will go into research.