Thank you for your ongoing support. We are excited to welcome you back to the Garvan building by inviting you to our next public seminar. Please note the Garvan Institute is committed to safeguarding the health of the community. All onsite visitors must adhere to Garvan's onsite policy.
Reshaping the future of Pancreatic Cancer
Friday 9th, June 2023, 10:30am to 11:30am (AEST)
It’s time to reshape the future for people living with pancreatic cancer, one of the most lethal cancers. This disease has a five-year survival rate of just 12% and most people die within six to nine months of diagnosis. Very little progress has been made to change these numbers in the last 40 years. One of the reasons pancreatic cancer is referred to as a ‘silent disease’ is that it’s frequently diagnosed in the later stages of growth. This is because the pancreas is located behind the stomach and the cancer can remain undetected until it grows large enough to affect nearby organs. At Garvan, our aim is to triple survival rates by 2030. Spaces are limited in the auditorium, so registration is essential.
• Dr Sean Porazinski
BITE SIZE SCIENCE: Accelerating genomic diagnosis of disease
Thursday 28 October 2021, 12:00pm-12:30pm (AEDT)
Genomic tests are increasingly used to diagnose genetic disease and give families answers about their health. These tests look at all of a person’s DNA, and all of their genes, at once. However, many diseases still can’t be diagnosed because they are caused by long, repeated sequences in the genetic code that are too hard to read with the available technology. Garvan researchers are developing new methods to read through these long stretches of DNA to accelerate the diagnosis of previously undiagnosed disease.
Join us for our upcoming seminar with Dr Ira Deveson and Dr Kishore Kumar to learn about these exciting new approaches to accelerate diagnosis and profoundly impact people’s lives.
Disclaimer: Our seminars are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice and should not be relied on as health or personal advice.
All seminars take place in the auditorium at Garvan Institute of Medical Research, 384 Victoria Street (enter via Burton Street), Darlinghurst, NSW 2010.