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Prof Mathew Vadas AO - Centenary Institute - Executive Director

Current Appeals

Your help can accelerate our research and help save lives

A lifetime in medical research has filled me with confidence that eventually the horrors of cancer, stroke, dementia and heart disease can be overcome. It’s not a case of “if”, it is just a matter of “when”.

Please imagine a world in which we live long and healthy lives – free from the pain and fear of chronic diseases. The first step toward realising that vision is to gain a fundamental understanding of diseases – the causes and effects, the intricacies and complexities. This is the knowledge from which new diagnostics and treatments arise, and from which the tools to prevent are forged.

Centenary discovery could save the sight of millions

Globally, 415 million adults were living with diabetes in 2015 and this figure is predicted to rise to 642 million by 2040, representing approximately 10% of the world’s population aged between 20 and 79.

Our team in our Vascular Biology Program are excited to have developed a new drug, known as CD5-2, that could potentially treat diabetic retinopathy, a condition that leads to vision loss.

Read more on this exciting discovery.

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

A group of international researchers, led by three from Centenary, now has a better understanding of 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.

You can read about the outcome of the study and why this area of research is so important.

In Australia, up to 200 young people under the age of 35 die from sudden cardiac arrest each year.

Our Molecular Cardiology Program has made a game-changing discovery using state-of-the-art technology which is literally saving lives.

You can Read about this groundbreaking research and how families like Michael’s may be spared the trauma of losing a young, healthy loved one.

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.

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