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OUR PROGRAMS

Research laboratories at the Perkins are organised into the following programs and centres. 

CANCER PROGRAM

Perkins researchers have made major discoveries in the field of cancer including uncovering the SLIRP gene which controls hormone production in breast and prostate cancers, the tumour suppressor gene HLS5 and a process for normalising blood vessels in tumours to allow more effective absorption of cancer-combating drugs.

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CARDIOVASCULAR SCIENCE
AND DIABETES PROGRAM

The Cardiovascular Science and Diabetes Program at the Perkins is focussed on translational research to improve health outcomes. The research teams investigate diseases ranging from heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease and cancer. The program also encompasses the biomedical engineering teams that develop new medical devices.

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GENOME BIOLOGY
AND GENETICS PROGRAM

The Genome Biology and Genetics Program focuses on factors that affect health and well being at the genetic, protein and population levels, with the common aim of improving diagnosis and treatment of disease.

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CENTRES AND FACILITIES

The Perkins houses and provides support to a number of leading research centres and facilities. These facilities offer essential services to the community or to researchers in Western Australia.

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RESEARCH NEWS & EVENTS

Cancer patients, the ultimate winners of 200km bike ride

$7 million boost for Perth cancer research. More than 1,550 riders in Australia’s biggest charity bike ride, the MACA Cancer 200 Ride for Research, raised a record $7m for Perth’s…

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10th anniversary magazine for MACA Cancer 200 Ride for Research: 2021

This 10th anniversary magazine for MACA Cancer 200 Ride for Research (click on link to read, below) includes stories of celebration and gratitude - and is a way of giving…

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$7 million boost for Perth cancer research

Australia’s biggest charity bike ride leaves Optus Stadium in two-day 200km event. A record 1,550 riders are on the road after heading off from Optus Stadium at 7am this morning…

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