The Mason Lab is a bioinformatics group researching human and avian cancers, led by Dr Andrew Mason. The group is part of the Jack Birch Unit for Molecular Carcinogenesis, a research unit core-funded by York Against Cancer, and part of the York Biomedical Research Institute (YBRI) and Department of Biology at the University of York.
Our broad aim is to use sequencing data to understand carcinogenesis and to stratify cancers and other diseases in biologically and clinically relevant ways to derive more personalised treatments. Our research has two main areas: characterising human urothelial carcinoma, and understanding the impacts of endogenous retrovirus interactions in avian and human cancers.

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