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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

Perkins in “Cutting Edge: Health & Research” 2021

WA's entrepreneurial spirit is strong, writes Business News editor of the inaugural "Cutting Edge: Health and Research" feature magazine.   This spirit is evident in the State's medical researchers, and…

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Fellowship awarded to Perkins researcher to fight antibiotic resistance

The Forrest Foundation has awarded eight Prospect Fellowships to outstanding early-career researchers to enable them to undertake their innovative work in Western Australia - including one given to Harry Perkins…

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Walking for new cancer treatments for 1 in 7 women

More than $1 million raised in the 2021 Walk for Women's Cancer, and counting! – 775 Walkers deliver for medical research                    More than 770 women and men stepped out…

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