Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research

Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research focuses on the major diseases that affect our community: cancer; cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Our ultimate goal is to prevent disease and discover new treatments. Our scientists are inspired to pursue vital research initiatives to build a healthier future for everyone.

6 Verdun St QEII Medical Centre Nedlands

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Oncology & Cancer

Venom from honeybees found to kill aggressive breast cancer cells

Using the venom from 312 honeybees and bumblebees in Perth Western Australia, Ireland and England, Dr. Ciara Duffy from the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research and The University of Western Australia, tested the effect ...

Oncology & Cancer

New drug limits cancer spreading

A research team that recently invented a drug to stop blood vessels from forming a treatment resistant barrier around some cancers has now discovered the drug can be used to prevent the cancer from spreading.

Oncology & Cancer

Researchers uncover new sarcoma gene

A team of WA researchers has uncovered new genes that could play an important role in the development of sarcoma, a group of rare bone, muscle and connective tissue cancers.