imagejjsy.pngCCBs ACRF Cancer Genomics Facility won the SA Heath Award for  implementing a new genetic technology, Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS), dramatically improving the speed and numbers of diagnoses for patients and families affected by genetic disease, at reduced cost to the health care system. This includes patients with familial cancer syndromes such as retinoblastoma, cardiac diseases causing sudden death, and patients with a wide range of childhood diseases (e.g. intellectual disability) often previously unable to be diagnosed. We are the first Australian laboratory to receive official accreditation to test all 20,000 genes in a single test, a major achievement demonstrating SA Health’s national leadership in innovative patient care.