100 000 Genomes project

What is the 100,000 Genomes Project?

The 100,000 Genomes Project is a national project set up to help clinicians better understand – and ultimately treat – rare diseases and common cancers. 

The project aims to study 100,000 genomes from patients in England and their relatives. The Trust is taking part in the project as part of the North Thames Genomic Medicine Centre.  


  • Over 330,000 new cancers are diagnosed every year 
  • At least 80% of rare diseases are genetic

Why do we want to study genomes?

By studying thousands of genomes, scientists and health care workers can improve their knowledge of diseases and work towards finding more effective treatments. They can start to predict how well a person will respond to a treatment – known as personalised medicine.

Information for patients

If you would like more information about the project please download this patient information sheet.

More information can also be found at www.genomicsengland.co.uk and www.ntgmc.nhs.uk/ 

How to join the project - referral information for GPs

If you know someone with a rare disease or cancer who may benefit from recruitment to the 100,000 Genomes Project, please speak to your GP. They can refer you to our Clinical Genetics Department (contact details to the right). If you would like more information there is a dedicated research co-ordinator for the 100,000 Genomes Project.

You can contact the research coordinator on:

Email: LNWH-tr.100Kgenomes@nhs.net
Telephone: 020 8235 4087
Fax: 020 8869 3106

Why not download our patient information sheet to find out more.

100,000 image


The Research
Co-ordinator 100,000 Genomes Project 


020 8235 4087

020 8869 3106

North West Thames Regional Genetics Service, London Northwest Healthcare NHS Trust, Northwick Park Hospital, Watford Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 3UJ