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.
What does it take to realise the value of research? A story of survival?
When I was diagnosed with prostate cancer I was terrified my children would end up growing up without a father. I was literally terrified. Emotionally a cancer diagnosis felt like a death sentence. Irrationally I felt unclean with the cancer inside me. It seemed impossible – I was so physically fit and young for my
Access to clinical trials crucial for Australians living with rare or uncommon cancers
December 2014: and all is well in Luke Bourne’s world. He has a busy career in the mines, and is about to start a family with his wife Rachel. Then he starts feeling extreme pain in his head. “After a harsh couple of night shifts with migraines, it got to the stage where I couldn’t
The revolutionary discovery transforming the way we look at prostate cancer
Professor Vanessa Hayes, head of the Human Comparative and Prostate Cancer Genomics Laboratory at the Garvan Institute, explains the revolutionary discovery that has the potential to transform the way we look at and ultimately treat prostate cancer. One in four Australian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some stage in their life, but
Meet your genes
Whole genome sequencing is becoming more accessible, immediate and informative, thanks to Garvan’s wholly-owned subsidiary Genome.One.