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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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