Tu Nguyen

Assoc Professor

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Personal profile


Dr Tu Nguyen-Dumont is a molecular biologist, cancer genomicist and bioinformatician. She is Head of the Clinical Genomics Laboratory, Precision Medicine, Monash University and a Victorian Cancer Agency Mid-career Research Fellow (2022-2026). She is an Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Clinical Pathology, The University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research.

Tu was awarded a PhD in 2010 from University Claude Bernard, Lyon, France. She completed her PhD training in the Genetic Cancer Susceptibility group at the International Agency for Research on Cancer/World Health Organization (IARC/WHO, France), during which she received a PhD scholarship from Fondation de France and a Special Trainee Award from IARC/WHO. In 2011, she was awarded a Komen Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, which allowed her to gain international research experience by moving to Melbourne and training at the Genetic Epidemiology Laboratory, The University of Melbourne.

In 2017, she received a National Breast Cancer Foundation Career Development Fellowship (2017-2021). She was appointed Senior Research Fellow in the Precision Medicine group, School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health, Monash University.

She is the genomics and bioinformatics lead of several large-scale, multi-disciplinary international research studies that are advancing our understanding of cancer risk and impacting the effectiveness of cancer prevention and early detection.


Research interests

Tu and her team use cutting-edge molecular techniques and bioinformatics to understand the underlying causes of genetic predisposition to breast, prostate and paediatric cancers.

Her training and expertise puts her in a unique position in the "research and translation" space. She believes that translational bioinformatics will enable to fully realise the biological and clinical value of the vast amount of data that is currently being generated.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Molecular biology-Oncogenetics, PhD, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (University Claude Bernard Lyon 1)

Award Date: 15 Dec 2010

External positions

Honorary Research Fellow, University of Melbourne

1 Jul 201730 Jun 2027

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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  • Genetic and environmental causes of variation in an automated breast cancer risk factor based on mammographic textures

    Ye, Z., Dite, G. S., Nguyen, T. L., MacInnis, R. J., Schmidt, D. F., Makalic, E., Al-Qershi, O. M., Nguyen-Dumont, T., Goudey, B., Stone, J., Dowty, J. G., Giles, G. G., Southey, M. C., Hopper, J. L. & Li, S., 1 Feb 2024, In: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention. 33, 2, p. 306-313 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

    1 Citation (Scopus)
  • Clonal hematopoiesis and risk of prostate cancer in large samples of European ancestry men

    Wang, A., Xu, Y., Yu, Y., Nead, K. T., Kim, T. B., Xu, K., Dadaev, T., Saunders, E., Sheng, X., Wan, P., Pooler, L., Xia, L. Y., Chanock, S., Berndt, S. I., Gapstur, S. M., Stevens, V., Albanes, D., Weinstein, S. J., Gnanapragasam, V., Giles, G. G., & 19 othersNguyen-Dumont, T., Milne, R. L., Pomerantz, M. M., Schmidt, J. A., Stopsack, K. H., Mucci, L. A., Catalona, W. J., Hetrick, K. N., Doheny, K. F., MacInnis, R. J., Southey, M. C., Eeles, R. A., Wiklund, F., Kote-Jarai, Z., de Smith, A. J., Conti, D. V., Huff, C., Haiman, C. A. & Darst, B. F., 13 Jan 2023, In: Human Molecular Genetics. 32, 3, p. 489-495 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

    1 Citation (Scopus)
  • Heritable methylation marks associated with prostate cancer risk

    Dowty, J. G., Yu, C., Hosseinpour, M., Joo, J. E., Wong, E. M., Nguyen-Dumont, T., Rosenbluh, J., Giles, G. G., Milne, R. L., MacInnis, R. J., Dugué, P. A. & Southey, M. C., Jul 2023, In: Familial Cancer. 22, 3, p. 313-317 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

    Open Access
    1 Citation (Scopus)
  • RE: Heterozygous BRCA1 and BRCA2 and mismatch repair gene pathogenic variants in children and adolescents with cancer

    Li, S., Nguyen-Dumont, T., Southey, M. C. & Hopper, J. L., Jun 2023, In: Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 115, 6, p. 757-759 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment / DebateOtherpeer-review

    Open Access
    2 Citations (Scopus)
  • Breast and Prostate Cancer Risks for Male BRCA1 and BRCA2 Pathogenic Variant Carriers Using Polygenic Risk Scores

    Barnes, D. R., Silvestri, V., Leslie, G., McGuffog, L., Dennis, J., Yang, X., Adlard, J., Agnarsson, B. A., Ahmed, M., Aittomaki, K., Andrulis, I. L., Arason, A., Arnold, N., Auber, B., Azzollini, J., Balmana, J., Barkardottir, R. B., Barrowdale, D., Barwell, J., Belotti, M., & 145 othersBenitez, J., Berthet, P., Boonen, S. E., Borg, A., Bozsik, A., Brady, A. F., Brennan, P., Brewer, C., Brunet, J., Bucalo, A., Buys, S. S., Caldes, T., Caligo, M. A., Campbell, I., Cassingham, H., Christensen, L. L., Cini, G., Claes, K. B. M., Cook, J., Coppa, A., Cortesi, L., Damante, G., Darder, E., Davidson, R., De La Hoya, M., De Leeneer, K., De Putter, R., Del Valle, J., Diez, O., Ding, Y. C., Domchek, S. M., Donaldson, A., Eason, J., Eeles, R., Engel, C., Evans, D. G., Feliubadalo, L., Fostira, F., Frone, M., Frost, D., Gallagher, D., Gehrig, A., Giraud, S., Glendon, G., Godwin, A. K., Goldgar, D. E., Greene, M. H., Gregory, H., Gross, E., Hahnen, E., Hamann, U., Hansen, T. V. O., Hanson, H., Hentschel, J., Horvath, J., Izatt, L., Izquierdo, A., James, P. A., Janavicius, R., Jensen, U. B., Johannsson, O. T., John, E. M., Kramer, G., Kroeldrup, L., Kruse, T. A., Lautrup, C., Lazaro, C., Lesueur, F., Lopez-Fernandez, A., Mai, P. L., Manoukian, S., Matrai, Z., Matricardi, L., Maxwell, K. N., Mebirouk, N., Meindl, A., Montagna, M., Monteiro, A. N., Morrison, P. J., Muranen, T. A., Murray, A., Nathanson, K. L., Neuhausen, S. L., Nevanlinna, H., Nguyen-Dumont, T., Niederacher, D., Olah, E., Olopade, O. I., Palli, D., Parsons, M. T., Pedersen, I. S., Peissel, B., Perez-Segura, P., Peterlongo, P., Petersen, A. H., Pinto, P., Porteous, M. E., Pottinger, C., Pujana, M. A., Radice, P., Ramser, J., Rantala, J., Robson, M., Rogers, M. T., Rønlund, K., Rump, A., Sanchez De Abajo, A. M., Shah, P. D., Sharif, S., Side, L. E., Singer, C. F., Stadler, Z., Steele, L., Stoppa-Lyonnet, D., Sutter, C., Tan, Y. Y., Teixeira, M. R., Teule, A., Thull, D. L., Tischkowitz, M., Toland, A. E., Tommasi, S., Toss, A., Trainer, A. H., Tripathi, V., Valentini, V., Van Asperen, C. J., Venturelli, M., Viel, A., Vijai, J., Walker, L., Wang-Gohrke, S., Wappenschmidt, B., Whaite, A., Zanna, I., Offit, K., Thomassen, M., Couch, F. J., Schmutzler, R. K., Simard, J., Easton, D. F., Chenevix-Trench, G., Antoniou, A. C., Ottini, L. & on behalf of the Consortium of Investigators of Modifiers of BRCA1 and BRCA2, Jan 2022, In: Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 114, 1, p. 109-122 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

    Open Access
    19 Citations (Scopus)