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The Cancer Program is led by Associate Professor Pilar Blancafort.

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. Detailed information about our cancer laboratories can be found below.

Associate Professor Pilar Blancafort

Associate Professor Pilar Blancafort

Cancer Epigenetics (Program Head - Cancer)

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New Board members for Harry Perkins Institute

Brightwater Care Group Ltd immediate past CEO Jennifer Lawrence and long term BGC (Australia) Pty Ltd General Counsel, Belinda Murray have joined the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research Board…

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Near miss reaps rewards

The search for a cure to a disease that usually results in death before the age of one has caught the eye of a West Australian government program that supports…

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Perkins recognised with $1.77m in WA’s Research Excellence Awards

Hard to treat cancers and rare disease gene discovery just some of the research supported by WA awards                                                                                        The Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research received eight grants…

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