If you or a family member have a rare disease or have recently been diagnosed with cancer, your hospital doctor and care team may invite you to take part in the 100,000 Genomes Project.
They will explain exactly what it means and what’s involved. You can then decide whether or not you would like to take part.
At the moment we are looking for NHS patients who have certain rare diseases, plus their families. Also patients with some cancers may take part. So if you have a rare disease or have recently been diagnosed with cancer, your hospital doctor and clinical care team will be happy to talk to you about the project.
There is no age limit for volunteers – we just need your hospital doctor to refer you for you to take part.
If you live in the East of England, you can join the project at any of the regional GMC sites – Cambridge, Leicester, Nottingham or Norwich. We also run satellite clinics across the region (see Care section for details).
For more information on what is involved, please explore this sections including our short interviews with patients who have taken part.Or if you want to know how the project started just click on the link to the 100,000 Project.