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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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Lupus real lives | Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Real life stories of people living with lupus (SLE). How they were diagnosed, how they live with disease, and how research has an impact.

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About Sjogrens syndrome | Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Read about the risks, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of Sjogrens syndrome and Garvan's research for better management and outcomes.

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Type 2 diabetes real lives | Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Real life stories of people living with Type 2 diabetes. How they were diagnosed, how they live with disease, and how research has an impact.

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Lung cancer | Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Read about our latest genomic research and innovative technology. More than 9,700 new cases of lung cancer are diagnosed each year, making it the 4th most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australian.

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Prader Willi syndrome | Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is a rare genetic disorder that causes insatiable appetite, and often leads to morbid obesity. Read about Garvan's genomic research and studies of PWS.

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About lung cancer | Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Read about the risks, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer and Garvan's research for better management and outcomes.

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Prostate cancer | Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Get the facts on prostate cancer, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. Garvan's research is focused on genetic differences, tailored treatment options and quality of life in those affected.

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Neglected cancers | Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Read about rare or uncommon cancers, risks and treatment, real life stories, and Garvan's recent advances. Our clinical trials use genomic sequencing to aid prognosis and identify precision therapies.

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About lupus | Garvan Institute of Medical Research

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

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About type 1 diabetes | Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Read about the risks, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of type 1 diabetes and Garvan's research for better management and outcomes.

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