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Centenary Institute - Medical Research
Centenary Institute - Medical Research


Centenary Institute is a world-leading Medical Research Institute. Our scientific research focuses on a diverse range of health issues facing the community. We are currently researching across the following fields:


Cancer is the name given to a collection of related diseases. In all types of cancer the body’s cells begin to grow uncontrollably. We make a powerful contribution to improving the treatment and diagnostics for cancers across multiple areas. In particular, the altering of blood supply and prohibiting the cancerous cells from spreading to new parts of the body.

Some cancers now have effective treatments, but some of the most devastating are mostly untreatable, such as pancreatic, endometrial and brain cancer. A feature of these cancers is their link to our diet and metabolism.


Inflammation is increasingly being found to play crucial roles in the development of most major diseases, including Alzheimer’s, heart disease, cancer, respiratory diseases, diabetes, and tuberculosis.

Our belief is that understanding inflammation is the key to unlocking a new era of treatments and cures for many of the deadliest and prominent diseases effecting humanity. The Centenary Institute is at the forefront of this life-saving medical research.


Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a collective term for diseases of the heart and blood vessels. The term commonly includes diseases such as coronary heart disease, heart failure, cardiomyopathy, congenital heart disease, peripheral vascular disease and stroke. There is still much cardiovascular research can learn about the world’s biggest killer.

It is one of the major problems facing Australian families and communities and is currently one of the leading causes of death. One in 3 Australians are reported to suffer from some form of heart disease and CVD kills one Australian every 12 minutes.

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