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Help us to sequence the genomes of kids with cancer by purchasing a Genome Power Pack from your Vodafone store.

http://bit.ly/2th4WpS
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This week is #NeglectedCancers Awareness Week and we're sharing stories of inspiring Australians living with rare and neglected cancers.

At 11 Luke Ryan was diagnosed with osteosarcoma (cancerous bone tumour) in the back of his left knee. He had 12 months of chemotherapy with five different agents and was cleared. Then when Luke was 22 he was diagnosed with sarcoma for the second time, this time in his right arm.

Receiving a rare cancer diagnosis not once, but twice, has made Luke acutely aware of the importance of medical research. Luke has been clear of sarcoma for eight years now and his monitoring is being wound down.

https://www.garvan.org.au/research/diseases/neglected-cancers/real-lives
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This week is #NeglectedCancers Awareness Week and we're sharing stories of inspiring Australians living with rare and neglected cancers.

Living with cancer is not easy.

Chris was living a good life -- great family, great friends, great work. In August 2010 she was diagnosed with Primary Peritoneal Cancer and has since had 4 relapses. With the support of family, friends and her medical team, Chris has lived through two major operations, 3 lines of chemotherapy
and a clinical trial. The cancer is not curable and Chris is about to start further treatment, the outcomes of which are unknown.

Supporting research into rare and neglected cancers is important to Chris who as Chair of Cancer Voices SA is involved in a number of research projects. Cancer Voices is an independent group who raise a voice to influence and change systems so that better outcomes and quality of life can be achieved for people affected by cancer.

http://bit.ly/negcancer
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This week is #NeglectedCancers Awareness Week and we're sharing stories of inspiring Australians living with rare and neglected cancers.

In 2012, doting granddad, Darin Mallawarachchi was 59 years old and carrying his grandson when he slipped on the staircase and hit his tailbone. The ensuing scan revealed a 3cm chordoma tumour, a rare type of bone cancer. Darin had been in good health, going to the gym and very active. 'Although I was lucky that the tumour was detected very early, it was such a shock,' said Darin.

By August 2017, after six months on an immunotherapy clinical trial at Garvan, Darin's cancer responded to therapy and there is evidence that the tumour is shrinking.

https://www.garvan.org.au/our-work/genomic-cancer-medicine-program/real-lives
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Don't miss your final chance for a #BeautifulAndDangerous personal encounter with the infectious biological agents that most affect human health — magnified to spectacular scale — at Vivid Sydney.
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The Genomic Generation.

This is a forum, hosted by our friends Pathfinders Sydney, not to be missed!

Purchase tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/the-genomic-generation-precision-medicine-forum-tickets-46042689925
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Spot the difference! Our researchers peered deep inside pancreatic tumours in real time, to see what changed during treatment. The colour change shows that a key cancer pathway has been switched off.
#PancreaticCancer
More here: bit.ly/WatchingPancreaticCancer
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Since 1963, Garvan has had a series of incredible Executive Directors. We recently caught all of them on film, from Les Lazarus – Garvan’s initial Director – to Chris Goodnow, our newly appointed Executive Director. What an extraordinary legacy and inspiring future.
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Today is an important day, not only is it Monday of the long weekend, it's the beginning of #MensHealthWeek.
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Heston Blumenthal came to visit us recently. It was a big treat for us to show him around! :)
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