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Researcher: McKay, JD (Dr James McKay)

Fields of Research

Medical genetics (excl. cancer genetics)
Oncology and carcinogenesis
Genetics
Ophthalmology
Epidemiology
Cancer genetics
Preventative health care
Clinical sciences
Endocrinology
Pathology (excl. oral pathology)
Neurology and neuromuscular diseases

Research Objectives

Clinical health
Men's health
Preventive medicine
Disease distribution and transmission (incl. surveillance and response)

Career Best Publications

Evidence for interaction between the TCO and NMTC1 loci in familial non-medullary thyroid cancer; Journal of Medical Genetics
Mutations in a Novel Gene, NHS, Cause the Pleiotropic Effects of Nance-Horan Syndrome, Including Severe Congenital Cataract, Dental Anomalies, and Mental Retardation; American Journal of Human Genetics
Specific haplotypes of the RET proto-oncogene are over-represented in patients with sporadic papillary thyroid carcinoma; Journal of Medical Genetics

Research Publications

Allelic Loss on Chromosomes 2q21 and 19p13.2 in Oxyphilic Thyroid Tumors; International Journal of Cancer
At least three genes account for familial papillary thyroid carcinoma: TCO and MNG1 excluded as susceptibility loci from a large Tasmanian family; European Journal of Endocrinology
Evidence for interaction between the TCO and NMTC1 loci in familial non-medullary thyroid cancer; Journal of Medical Genetics
Genotypic and phenotypic spectrum of X-linked retinoschisis in Australia; Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
Identification of a prostate cancer susceptibility gene on chromosome 5p13q12 associated with risk of both familial and sporadic disease; European Journal of Human Genetics
Mutations in a Novel Gene, NHS, Cause the Pleiotropic Effects of Nance-Horan Syndrome, Including Severe Congenital Cataract, Dental Anomalies, and Mental Retardation; American Journal of Human Genetics
Prostate Cancer: Sun Exposure and Genes Modifying Risk; American Society of Human Genetics Conference
Specific haplotypes of the RET proto-oncogene are over-represented in patients with sporadic papillary thyroid carcinoma; Journal of Medical Genetics
The advantages of dense marker sets for linkage analysis with very large families; Human Genetics
The PITX3 gene in posterior polar congenital cataract in Australia; Molecular Vision
The telomere of human chromosome 1p contains at least two independent autosomal dominant congenital cataract genes; British Journal of Ophthalmology

Research Projects

Breast and Prostate Cancer Cohort Consortium Study; National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Identification of a Gene that Increases Risk of MS Via a Pathway Involving UV Exposure; National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Identification of Genomic Regions Implicated in Hereditary Prostate Cancer in Tasmania by Genome-wide Scan; Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation (RHHRF)
Molecular Genetics of Familial Prostate Cancer in Tasmania; Cancer Council of Tasmania (CCT)
Prostate Cancer: Sun Exposure And Candidate Genes Modifying Risk; Commonwealth Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA)
Study of Molecular Events in Large Tasmanian Prostate Cancer Families; Cancer Council of Tasmania (CCT)
Tasmanian Prostate Cancer Study (TASPAC); Perpetual Trustees (PT)
Tasmanian Prostate Cancer Study: Study of Molecular Events in large Tasmanian Prostate Cancer Families ; Estate of Dr R.A. Parker (PARKER)
The MSR1 Gene and Risk of Prostate Cancer in the Tasmanian Population; Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation (RHHRF)

Research Candidate Supervision

The Genetics of Familial Prostate Cancer in Tasmania