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With your support a cure for MS is within reach

“Over the years there was a slow deterioration. I began to lose my balance and fall more. Everyday tasks became a challenge. Then, when I was 65, I was diagnosed with progressive MS. Unfortunately, there is no cure.” – Margaret, 70.

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an incurable, neurodegenerative disease that affects over 25,000 Australians and 2.3 million people worldwide. People are most often diagnosed during their prime, between 20 – 40 years old. 75% of all those diagnosed with MS are women. 

Here at the Centenary Institute our scientists and researchers are working around the clock to deliver groundbreaking research that, if successful, could stop – and potentially even reverse – the effects of MS.

Help us stop disease before it starts

Inflammation is our body’s first response to foreign invaders, toxins or injury. Without it, we would not be able to recover from common injury or infection.

Chronic inflammation – where it smoulders for decades, deep in the body, uncontrolled and erosive – sets off a cascade of disease-causing effects and has been linked to diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer’s and heart disease.

67-year-old Kerry has suffered with chronic inflammation since her 20s. From her GP to immunologists, dermatologists and rheumatologists, no one could provide any answers or relief.

With no known symptoms, no family history, death is usually the first indication that anything is wrong

Up to three young Australians under 35 will lose their lives following a sudden cardiac arrest this week. There will be no symptoms. No warning signs. And no way to save them.

The siblings, Brad and Mel, were both diagnosed with the inherited heart condition hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). HCM leads to abnormal thickening of the heart muscle, most often of the left ventricle (the main pumping chamber of the heart), causing the heart to work less efficiently.

Supporting research will keep families together, longer!

Cameron – like far too many Australians – has sat across from his doctor and been told he had cancer. Not just once, but twice. And he’s only 43!

Here at the Centenary Institute, our researchers are dedicated to preventing, treating and curing a range of cancers to protect you and your loved ones. The health and wellbeing of millions of people depends upon continual medical advances.

Medical research is the only way out of the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 has presented us with a global health emergency. Centenary scientists including leaders in infectious and respiratory disease, are working to fast track as many research projects as they can to join the global effort to conquer this pandemic.

Our world-leading medical research team have already established their coronavirus lines of attack. We will leverage our longstanding expertise and focus on three key areas.