Elizabeth McCready

Dr. Elizabeth McCready

Associate Professor, McMaster University, Hamilton


Elizabeth McCready is the Head of Molecular Cytogenetics within the Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program and an Associate Professor with McMaster University. She is dual certified by the Canadian College of Medical Geneticists (CCMG) in clinical molecular genetics and cytogenetics. Her primary service and research interests relate to chromosomal and molecular genetic variations that contribute to hereditary and somatic human disorders.

Translational cancer genetic interests include application of genomic tools to characterize predictive and prognostic biomarkers in cancer specimens including diagnostic and disease monitoring testing. Cancer cytogenetic experience includes karyotype and FISH testing for chromosomal abnormalities in various hematologic neoplasias. Molecular oncology experience has been focused on testing for common fusion genes in leukemia, but is increasingly expanding to a broader range of prognostic and predictive biomarkers in solid tumors including sarcomas, lung and brain cancers. She has a particular interest in the development of methylation profiling, somatic variant panel testing and cell free tumour DNA monitoring in these cancers. Beyond cancer genetics,

Elizabeth has an interest in copy number variation and characterization of variants that contribute to developmental and neurological disorders in pediatric and adult populations.

Funded Projects

Enhanced Detection of Prognostic and Predictive Biomarkers Using Whole Genome Methylation Microarrays in Gliomas -Retrospective assessment of methylation array clinical utility as a modifier of glioma histomolecular classification and clinical outcome pre »

Research Specialties

Research Interests

  • Molecular Pathology
  • Neuropathological

Contact for Collaboration

McMaster University
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, ON, L8S 4L8
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