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Chantal uses her expertise in genetics, healthcare, diagnostics, and epidemiology to contribute to
many of PHG’s projects including B-CAST, polygenic risk scores and Innovative Science. Her interests are in cancer, epidemiology, health disparities, genomics, public health, and global health.

Her previous work experience ranges across diagnostics, cancer registries and breast cancer risk
stratification, the last as a Research Associate at the University of Cambridge. She has a PhD from
the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa, and a MSc in Medical Genetics from the University of

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