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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.

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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 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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DNA and disease | Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Variants in DNA can increase the risk of developing certain diseases, like cancer and heart conditions.

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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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Genomics and genomic testing | Garvan Institute of Medical Research

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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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Ovarian cancer | Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Read about ovarian cancer symptoms, treatment approaches and Garvan's research into cancer. We use the latest genomic technology to inform personalised treatment and understanding of disease.

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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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