Breakthrough blog

Welcome to the breakthrough blog, where the focus is very much on what we’ve been able to achieve thanks to your invaluable support.

This is where you’ll read about the latest innovations in our labs, exciting breakthroughs in our medical research, and heartwarming stories about some of the people we’ve been able to help.

The kindness of strangers

There is life beyond cancer for Joe and Betty Banhidi, who have chosen to repay their good fortune with a very special gift.

Your support helps ‘Hedgehog’ research progress toward vital treatment for triple negative breast cancer

Scientists know that breast cancer is not just one disease, but a number of different cancers – potentially up to five or more – with different molecular causes and outcomes for patients.

Researcher profile: Professor Stuart Tangye (Head, Immunology Division)

What is the current focus of your work? Our work focuses on the human immune system and determining which genes are critical for the development and function of immune cells.

Ask Garvan about Professor and Associate Professor titles

Q: I have noticed that some of your senior researchers have the title “Professor”, while others are “Associate Professor”. What is the difference?

A gift from the heart

Barbara May Guy was born too soon to benefit from Garvan’s research, but her family’s wish to give hope to people with genetic disabilities ensures she leaves the world a better place

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