Peter Ainsworth


Adjunct Professor, Clinical Biochemist

MBChB National University of Ireland
PhD  University of Sheffield, U.K.

Phone: (519) 685-8122
Fax: (519) 685-8279

Clinical Activities

Keywords: molecular diagnostics, hereditary cancer predisposition syndromes

Description of clinical activities: I oversee the Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory, and also work as a consultant in the Cancer Genetics Clinic. 

Research Activities

Keywords: breast cancer, ovarian cancer

Description of research activities: I am closely involved in two major studies related to the Hereditary Breast and Ovarian cancer predisposition genes:

° Risk Factor Analysis of Hereditary Breast/Ovarian Cancer Genetic and Non-Genetic Determinants of breast Cancer Risk in BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutation Carriers. in collaboration with with Dr. Steven Narod, Women's College Hospital Toronto;

° Detection of mutations and gene variants of uncertain significance in inherited breast and ovarian cancer,
in collaboration with Dr. Peter Rogan UWO, Dr. Muriel Brackstone LHSC and Dr. Joan Knoll LHSC/UWO. (funded by CBCF).