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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

Nearly $1 million awarded to study genetic causes of Schizophrenia

Friday, 25 October 2013

Nearly $1 million awarded to study genetic causes of Schizophrenia
Researchers from the Centre for Genetic Origins of Health and Disease, the Centre for Clinical Research in Neuropsychiatry and the Neuropsychiatric Epidemiology Research Unit have been awarded $960,312 from the NHMRC to study the genetic causes of schizophrenia in families from Western Australia. The project will use cutting edge technology to examine the whole genome sequence from these families with the aim of uncovering rare genetic variants associated with this disabling disorder. Media references Professor Assen Jablensky (Centre for Clinical Research in Neuropsychiatry) Professor Eric Moses (Centre for Genetic Origins of Health and D [...] Read More
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