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GOHaD researchers awarded funds for breast cancer research

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Dr Jennifer Stone, National Breast Cancer Foundation Fellow, was today awarded a Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme grant from Cancer Australia to enable her breast cancer research. Jennifer has a specific interest in mammographic density and is an internationally recognised expert in the field. Her project will investigate techniques and benefits of measuring mammographic density in younger women to inform primary prevention and early detection of breast cancer. Rachel Lloyd, a Research Assistant and PhD student with GOHaD, has also been awarded funding from the War Widows' Guild of Western Australia to support her breast cancer research. Congratulations Jennifer and Rachel! Read More

Personality as Potential Endophenotype for Schizophrenia

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Personality as Potential Endophenotype for Schizophrenia
Researchers from the Centre for Genetic Origins of Health and Disease (GOHaD) at UWA and Curtin and the UWA Centre for Clinical Research in Neuropsychiatry (CCRN) have shown for the first time that the strength of genetic support for personality traits as endophenotypes for schizophrenia is broadly equivalent to that of cognitive traits. Schizophrenia affects about 1% of the population, or around 150,000 to 200,000 Australians. Research has consistently shown that schizophrenia tends to cluster in families, with close relatives of a person with schizophrenia at a higher risk for schizophrenia than unrelated individuals. To date, genome [...] Read More

Dr Jennifer Stone Awarded 2017 Mavis Robertson Fellowship

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Dr Jennifer Stone Awarded 2017 Mavis Robertson Fellowship
The Women in Super Mother’s Day Classic has awarded the 2017 Mavis Robertson Fellowship to National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) funded researcher Dr Jennifer Stone from the University of Western Australia. The Mavis Robertson Fellowship was established in 2011 and is awarded to Australia’s best and brightest female researcher who also demonstrates to be a leader in breast cancer research. A pioneer of the superannuation movement, Mavis Robertson was a founder of the Women in Super Mother’s Day Classic fun run/walk and a Trustee of NBCF for over ten years. The annual Mother’s Day Classic fun run/walk provides the single largest [...] Read More

Breast density matters in detection of breast cancer

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Breast density matters in detection of breast cancer
Almost eight percent of women have extremely high breast density, which increases their cancer risk and can make it harder for health professionals to detect breast cancer on a screening mammogram. This is the warning from a new Australian alliance of breast cancer researchers, who are working together to raise awareness of the issue in the hope of improving cancer diagnosis and health outcomes for women. The group, called INFORMD (Information Forum on Mammographic Density), includes researchers from The University of Western Australia, universities of Adelaide and Melbourne, Queensland University of Technology and the Peter MacCallum C [...] Read More

Discover UWA’s best ideas at Research Week

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Discover UWA’s best ideas at Research Week
Find out how sleep disorders are related to the shape of your face, whether plant biology and advances in genomics could alleviate the growing global food crisis, and what our homes and communities will look like when living to over 100 is the norm. These are just some of the topics as part of The University of Western Australia’s Research Week starting next Monday 7 September. UWA Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research Professor Robyn Owens said Research Week would feature more than 40 events designed to showcase the best of UWA’s research and researchers. “Research Week provides the University with an opportunity to showcase its res [...] Read More

$1.2 M CCWA Capacity Building and Collaboration Grant awarded

Friday, 16 May 2014

$1.2 M CCWA Capacity Building and Collaboration Grant awarded
A collaboration between researchers from the Centre for Genetic Origins of Health and Disease, The University of Western Australia, Curtin University, The University of Melbourne, King Edward Memorial Hospital and the QEII Medical Centre has recently been awarded $1.2M over three years from the Cancer Council of WA. The project, 'Integrating personalised genomics into risk-stratification models of population screening for cancer', is led by Professor Eric Moses and Professor Peter O'Leary from Curtin University. Screening programs for breast, bowel and cervical cancers use age and gender to identify people most at risk. However several oth [...] Read More
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