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Charlies Foundation for Research has a proud history of supporting world-leading clinical and patient-centered research at the Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Western Australia.

Some of the greatest medical breakthroughs have come at the hands of clinical researchers: dedicated doctors, nurses, specialists and allied health professionals at the frontline of patient care in hospitals.

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CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS Click on each project to read more

The effect of Fibroblast Growth Factor 9 on anti-tumour immunity in malignant mesothelioma

Principal Investigator: Professor Jenette Creaney

Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer with a poor median survival of 9 months from diagnosis as it is resistant to current treatments. Australia has one of the world’s highest incidences of malignant mesothelioma per capita due to the past mining and exporting of crocidolite (the most carcinogenic type of asbestos).

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Dual target deep brain stimulation trial for obsessive compulsive disorder – a feasibility study

Principal Investigator: Prof Sean Hood

 

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Development of blood tests to predict long term clinical outcomes in chronic liver disease

Principal Investigator: Winthrop Professor Gary Jeffrey

Chronic liver disease including chronic hepatitis C, chronic hepatitis B, no-alcoholic fatty liver disease and alcoholic liver disease have similar nature histories with a prolonged asymptomatic early phase and variable later clinical progression.

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