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MEDIA RELEASE: Dec 31, 2015 06:01 AM

Milk-producing protein ‘goes rogue’ to drive breast cancer s...

A protein that controls milk production in the breast after pregnancy can ‘go rogue’ in breast cancer and drive the spread of cancer cells to the lungs, Australian researchers have shown.

MEDIA RELEASE: Dec 04, 2015 09:56 AM

How to wake a sleeping cancer cell – and why you might want ...

Cancer cells that lie ‘snoozing’ in the skeleton can be awakened – or left to slumber on – by changes in the bone that surrounds them, Australian scientists have shown.

MEDIA RELEASE: Nov 09, 2015 08:15 AM

While you were sleeping… How Australian smartphones are help...

‘DreamLab’ – Australia launches first smartphone supercomputer for cancer research.

MEDIA RELEASE: Jul 15, 2015 12:00 AM

How some breast cancers become resistant to hormone therapy

New findings from Garvan have identified how ‘oestrogen receptor positive’ breast cancers become resistant to hormone therapy.

MEDIA RELEASE: May 27, 2015 09:50 AM

Garvan Institute announces recipient of the Connie Johnson A...

The recipient of the inaugural Connie Johnson Award for Breast Cancer at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research will be announced in Parliament House today.

MEDIA RELEASE: Mar 27, 2015 09:00 PM

The switch that might tame the most aggressive of breast can...

Garvan researchers have found that so-called ‘triple-negative breast cancers’ are two distinct diseases that likely originate from different cell types. They have also found a gene that drives the aggressive disease, an...

MEDIA RELEASE: Feb 26, 2015 05:00 AM

How the landscape of the pancreatic cancer genome is coming ...

Scientists from Australia and the UK have done the most in-depth analysis yet of 100 pancreatic cancer genomes and highlighted 4 subtypes that may help guide future patient treatment. The study is published in Nature tod...

Feb 19, 2015 12:00 AM

Saul Bert Awarded 2014 Garvan Thesis Prize

Congratulations to PhD student Saul Bert.

Feb 18, 2015 12:00 AM

Mun Hui a Sydney Catalyst 2015 'Top-Up Research Scholar'

Congratulations to Garvan Cancer PhD student Mun Ngah Hui.

MEDIA RELEASE: Feb 02, 2015 09:00 PM

Epigenetic signatures that differentiate triple-negative bre...

Australian researchers have identified epigenetic ‘signatures’ that could help clinicians tell the difference between highly aggressive and more benign forms of triple-negative breast cancer.

MEDIA RELEASE: Nov 11, 2014 03:00 AM

Scientists solve mystery of ‘Frankenstein’ DNA

Scientists from Garvan, the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre have uncovered how the massive DNA molecules that appear in some tumours are formed like Frankenstein’s mo...

MEDIA RELEASE: Nov 06, 2014 04:00 AM

Bone drug should be seen in a new light for its anti-cancer ...

Australian researchers have shown why calcium-binding drugs commonly used to treat people with osteoporosis, or with late-stage cancers that have spread to bone, may also benefit patients with tumours outside the skeleto...

MEDIA RELEASE: Oct 15, 2014 12:01 AM

Early detection window when pancreatic cancer is in the fami...

Pancreatic cancer likely takes between 10 and 20 years to develop, providing the potential for a very “broad window” of intervention if detected early, which may be possible for people who inherit a predisposition, say A...

MEDIA RELEASE: Sep 29, 2014 12:05 AM

Ancient human genome from southern Africa throws light on ou...

The skeleton of a man who lived 2,330 years ago in the southernmost tip of Africa tells us about ourselves as humans, and throws some light on our earliest common genetic ancestry.

Sep 04, 2014 01:00 AM

Professors Chris Goodnow and Jonathan Sprent receive top-tie...

Congratulations to Professors Chris Goodnow and Jonathan Sprent, recipients of prestigious NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellowships, which support leaders in their field.

MEDIA RELEASE: Aug 14, 2014 03:00 AM

Moving towards the creation of blood stem cells in the labor...

A team of scientists from the Garvan Institute and Monash University have uncovered a mechanism essential for forming hematopoietic stem cells, a very special group of cells in the early embryo that ultimately generate a...

Jun 12, 2014 12:00 AM

2014 St Vincent's Precinct Three Minute Thesis Competition

Garvan Neuroscience PhD student Ira Deveson, a member of Prof John Mattick’s RNA Biology and Plasticity lab, won the 2014 St Vincent’s Precinct Three Minute Thesis Competition on 12 June.

MEDIA RELEASE: Jan 15, 2014 03:00 AM

The future of genomic medicine has arrived in Australia

The transformation of medicine by human genome sequencing has moved closer following the announcement today that Sydney’s Garvan Institute of Medical Research is one of the first in the world to acquire machines that can...

MEDIA RELEASE: Dec 19, 2013 12:00 AM

David Thomas appointed as new Director of The Kinghorn Cance...

Garvan is very pleased to announce the appointment of Professor David Thomas as the new Director of The Kinghorn Cancer Centre, as well as Head of Garvan’s Cancer Division, from June 2014. The Kinghorn Cancer Centre is a...

MEDIA RELEASE: Sep 16, 2013 02:05 PM

Potential treatment for a specific kind of pancreatic cancer...

Garvan researchers have identified a potentially treatable subtype of pancreatic cancer, which accounts for about 2% of new cases. This subtype expresses high levels of the HER2 gene. HER2-amplified breast and gastric ca...

MEDIA RELEASE: Jul 23, 2013 02:05 PM

New hope for hormone resistant breast cancer

A new finding provides fresh hope for the millions worldwide with oestrogen receptor positive breast cancer. Garvan scientists have shown that a specific change, which occurs when tumours become resistant to anti-oestrog...