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Vanessa Lattimore

Research Fellow


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Research interests

Dr Vanessa Lau is investigating familial breast cancer genetics by evaluating BRCA1 and BRCA2 sequence variants with modulate isoform expression.

Otago profile

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PhD candidate Vanessa Lattimore has a strong history of breast cancer in her family. Three of five sisters in her family tree either suffered from or died of breast cancer.
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Lau, A. W. K., Lau, V. L., & Sakowska, M. M. (2023). Evolution of sentinel lymph node biopsy for breast cancer patients in a rural setting: 10 years' experience. New Zealand Medical Journal/Te ara tika o te hauora hapori, 136(1575), 42-49. Retrieved from Journal - Research Article

Lattimore, V., Parsons, M. T., Spurdle, A. B., Pearson, J., Lehnert, K., Sullivan, J., … Morrin, H., Robinson, B., & Walker, L. (2021). Under-ascertainment of breast cancer susceptibility gene carriers in a cohort of New Zealand female breast cancer patients. Breast Cancer Research & Treatment, 185, 583-590. doi: 10.1007/s10549-020-05986-8 Journal - Research Article

Lattimore, V., Parsons, M., Spurdle, A., Pearson, J., Northcott, H., Lehnert, K., … Morrin, H., Robinson, B., & Walker, L. (2020). Potential under-ascertainment of New Zealand women at high-risk of breast cancer in clinical care [Invited]. Proceedings of the Genetics Otago (GO) Zoom Symposium. Retrieved from Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Walker, L. C., Lattimore, V. L., Kvist, A., Kleiblova, P., Zemankova, P., de Jong, L., Wiggins, G. A. R., Hakkaart, C., Cree, S. L., … Kennedy, M. A., … de la Hoya, M. (2019). Comprehensive assessment of BARD1 messenger ribonucleic acid splicing with implications for variant classification. Frontiers in Genetics, 10, 1139. doi: 10.3389/fgene.2019.01139 Journal - Research Article

Parsons, M. T., Tudini, E., Li, H., Hahnen, E., Wappenschmidt, B., Feliubadaló, L., … Lattimore, V. L., … Spurdle, A. B. (2019). Large scale multifactorial likelihood quantitative analysis of BRCA1 and BRCA2 variants: An ENIGMA resource to support clinical variant classification. Human Mutation, 40, 1557-1578. doi: 10.1002/humu.23818 Journal - Research Article

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