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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.

Associate Professor Pilar Blancafort

Associate Professor Pilar Blancafort

Cancer Epigenetics (Program Head - Cancer)

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RESEARCH NEWS & EVENTS

Hunt for missing genetics given million-dollar boost

Families from around the world with debilitating inherited diseases will be the beneficiaries of a $1,284,836.30 grant by the Australian federal government to a leading Perth geneticist. Dr Gina Ravenscroft,…

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New treatment discovery for rare eye cancer

An unusual and often fatal form of eye melanoma shows early response to new combination of treatments. New discoveries in treatments are all about improved health outcomes for people who…

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Genetic disease hunt resolved after 20-year search for a gene for facial deformity condition

Published in Nature Communications. International hunt by geneticists in Perth, Australia and Yale University, U.S.A. find cause of significant facial deformity disease   Families with hemifacial microsomia, a condition where one…

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