Taking part


“It’s a privilege for Cambridge to be chosen to lead the East of England initiative. It’s also an exciting opportunity to transform health care for the future.”

“The intention is to provide a rapid diagnosis for all rare genetic disease, facilitate improved treatments of these conditions and provide tailor made treatment for individuals with rare disease. The project also aims to improve cancer care by understanding the genetic changes that occur in cancers that point to new targets and new therapies for individual treatments”.

Professor Lucy Raymond, Consultant Clinical Geneticist and East of England NHS Genomic Medicine Centre Lead.

We are delighted to be able to offer the opportunity for patients and their families to participate in the 100,000 Genomes Project.

At the moment, the Project is looking for volunteers with certain rare diseases and recently-diagnosed cancers.

With a referral from your hospital doctor, children and adults of all ages may participate.

Your hospital doctor and NHS clinical care team will be happy to give you more information on what is involved.

You may be recruited into the Project at any of the East of England Genomic Medicine Centre sites – Cambridge, Leicester, Nottingham or Norwich. Please find contact details on Find out more.

The process

Your hospital doctor and clinical care team will be happy to talk through the process with you so that you can decide whether or not you would like to get involved.

Please click here to find out more about the process for patients with rare diseases.

Please click here to find out more about the process for patients with cancer .

Frequently asked questions

We have collated a list of most frequently asked questions and answers. These cover queries about Taking part and more general questions about the 100,000 Genomes Project

East of England Frequently Asked Questions.