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OVERVIEW

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.

RESEARCH NEWS & EVENTS

Waking up silent genes

Testing proven cancer research on a devastating childhood condition For parents whose child has been diagnosed with Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS), their concerns usually start when their baby fails to thrive.…

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WA leading in $20 million pre-pregnancy genetic carrier screening research

WA is leading the way in a national $20 million pre-pregnancy screening study testing volunteer couples for genetic mutations that cause devastating diseases. The program known as Mackenzie’s Mission, co-led…

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A tennis tournament to celebrate a life and help save others

Ross Sawatzky was the big, gentle straight-talking President of the North Shore Country Club who teammates said was great to play doubles with and even better to play against because…

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