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1 in 4 people worldwide are dying from conditions caused by thrombosis.1

A group of international researchers, led by three from Centenary, has set out to better understand how blood clots are formed. The results of their study have recently been published in the peer-reviewed scientific journal eLife. The development has the potential to be life-changing for many Australians.

Read about the outcome of the study and why this area of research is so important.


It is estimated that 1 in 5 Australians are living with at least one allergic disease and it is predicted that by 2050 the number of patients affected by allergic diseases in Australia will increase by 70% to 7.7 million people.

Dr Ben Roediger, Head of Centenary’s Skin Imaging and Inflammation Laboratory is investigating the mechanisms by which inflammation contributes to chronic inflammatory diseases, including allergic disease and cancer.

Read about Dr Roediger and his work here. What does it all mean?! – learn more about allergic disease and the impact on our nation here.


More than 15 Australians will be diagnosed with cancer every hour this year.

Meet Dr Jessamy Tiffen from our Melanoma Immunology and Oncology Program who is working to reduce the impact of cancer, in particular Melanoma on individuals, families and the community as a whole.

Read about Dr Tiffen and her work here and see the impact on our nation and what it all means here.


Mark is a medical mystery – doctors don’t know what caused a cardiac episode when he was just 18 years old, fit and healthy.

Up to four young Australians, between the ages of 1 and 35 die each week following sudden cardiac arrest and a recent study, led by Centenary’s Professor Chris Semsarian AM, Head of our Molecular Cardiology Program, discovered that approximately 40 per cent of all deaths relating to sudden cardiac death could not be explained.

Mark is one of the lucky ones. Follow this link to hear Mark tell his story with Dr Jodie Ingles from our Molecular Cardiology Program or read Mark’s story.


46,003 (28.9%) of all deaths in Australia in 2015 were attributed to cancer – it is projected that this number will increase to 55,714 in 2025

Over the past few decades, we have seen considerable progress in the control of cancer – one of the most quickly-advancing and complex chronic diseases affecting the population. This group of diseases, however, continues to present many challenges.

Follow this link to hear from Dr Chris Jolly, Head of our DNA Repair Group on his research and the impact of cancer on Australian lives.

Read about what it all means and the real impact on our nation HERE

Dr Jolly’s story was recently featured in the Sydney Morning Herald – read the story here


Humans of Medical Research

We want to introduce you to our scientists as humans. These are the people who directly benefit from your ongoing support. They are so excited to share their stories with you!

Read all about our Humans of Medical Research HERE


How you can make an invaluable donation today or become a regular donor?

Donate online

Help support Centenary’s latest appeal by making your donation through our secure on-line donation service or become a ‘Lifesaving Research’ regular donor in a few simple steps. To donate or establish a regular donation follow this link

Direct Deposit

For direct deposit arrangements please contact our fundraising team on 1800 677 977.

Donate by phone

FreeCall 1800 677 977 and have your credit card details on hand to donate over the phone.

Donate by Mail

Print the donation form and send to:Centenary Institute Medical Research Foundation Reply Paid 83998, NEWTOWN NSW 2042

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For further information please contact Karen McBrien at k.mcbrien@centenary.org.au or (02) 9565 6118