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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.

However, inflammation is not always good.

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.

“Since my 20s I have suffered from a constellation of symptoms with no real diagnosis established except… there is underlying inflammation. It started with stiffening hip and knee joints and raised red swelling under my skin. It became so painful I couldn’t even lift my leg.”

But for Kerry, this was just the start.

Here at the Centenary Institute, we are driven by the belief that a better understanding of inflammation can help us control and ultimately stop many diseases from ever taking root.

No other medical research institute in Australia brings a higher level of focus or expertise to the study of inflammation and its effects on health than Centenary.

You can join us at the forefront of medical research by making a donation today.

Your support will directly enable our scientists and researchers to undertake pioneering research that will make a real difference to people’s lives, both now and in the future.

At the Centenary Institute our focus is not just on treating disease – it’s about preventing it altogether.