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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An investigation of the association between depression and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in a sleep clinic population

Principal Investigator: C/Prof David Hillman


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Targeting Prostaglandings in the lung – A new treatment for bad asthma

Principal Investigator: Professor Philip Thompson

Asthma is a complex disease with a significant burden on Australia’s society and economy. Patients with severe disease respond poorly to standard therapies, which leads to frequent exacerbations, hospitalisations and poor quality of life.

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