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Garvan Institute of Medical Research

The Garvan Institute of Medical Research brings together clinicians with world-leading basic and translational researchers. The Institute's patient-focused researchers break down barriers between traditional scientific disciplines to find solutions to disease.

Founded in 1963, Garvan’s researchers have made significant advances in genome, epigenome, protein and cell analysis technology. They’ve revealed causes and treatments for diseases including diabetes, osteoporosis, cancer, immune deficiency and autoimmunity.

Garvan is affiliated with St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney and UNSW Sydney.

Vision and mission

The Garvan Institute of Medical Research sees a future where we’re able to stop disease before it starts.

Its mission is to harness all the information encoded in our genome to better diagnose, treat, predict and prevent disease.

How the Garvan Institute of Medical Research can help

The institute is focused on addressing the unmet needs of those living with disease – where better understanding, new treatments and more effective diagnosis can have the biggest impact. It runs a number of clinical trials and cutting-edge research programs for a range of diseases.

Programs and apps

  • Genomic Cancer Medicine Program uses genomics to improve the understanding, early detection, prevention and management of cancer
  • The Australian Parkinson's Mission discovers how to slow, stop and cure the disease
  • CIRCA program improves the lives of patients with rare immune conditions
  • Zero Childhood Cancer Program guides personalised medicine treatment approaches
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    Last reviewed: May 2022

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    Bowel cancer | Garvan Institute of Medical Research

    Bowel cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancerous) cells form a growth in the lining of the large bowel. Read about Garvan's genomic research and innovative studies of cancerous disease.

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    About type 2 diabetes | Garvan Institute of Medical Research

    Read about the risks, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of type 2 diabetes and Garvan's research for better management and outcomes.

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    Garvan's Free Guide to Understanding Osteoporosis | Garvan Institute of Medical Research

    Garvan's guide to understanding osteoporosis: download our free guide to learn more about what you can do to prevent and manage osteoporosis.

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    Sarcoma | Garvan Institute of Medical Research

    Read about soft tissue sarcomas and bone sarcomas, real life stories and Garvan's research. We use genome sequencing to identify personalised medicine treatments, and managing increased risk.

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    Sjögren’s syndrome | Garvan Institute of Medical Research

    Sjögren’s syndrome is an autoimmune disease affecting the mucous membranes. Read about Garvan's research and findings, and resources.

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    Type 2 diabetes | Garvan Institute of Medical Research

    Read about type 2 diabetes (the inability to use insulin), real life stories and Garvan's research. We study links between genetics, metabolism and insulin resistance, finding better prevention and personalised treatment options.

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    Pancreatic cancer | Garvan Institute of Medical Research

    Find information about pancreatic cancer, real life stories, and Garvan's research focus. We study the genetic characteristics of pancreatic cancer, prognosis and therapeutic responsiveness, and personalised medicine/treatment.

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    Pancreatic cancer real lives | Garvan Institute of Medical Research

    Real life stories of people living with Pancreatic cancer. How they were diagnosed, how they live with disease, and how research has an impact.

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    Anorexia nervosa | Garvan Institute of Medical Research

    Eating disorders share symptoms such as a distorted view of body shape and weight, and extreme disturbances in eating behaviour. Read about Garvan's research and understanding of these disorders.

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    Parkinson's real lives | Garvan Institute of Medical Research

    Real life stories of people living with Parkinson's disease. How they were diagnosed, how they live with disease, and how research has an impact.

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