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  • Margaret Haydon
026/10/2016 8:51 AM

Thanks so much to all the members of Team Woodside who have ridden in the MACA Ride to Conquer Cancer since 2012 and have raised an amazing $1M for cancer research at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research.  You are all welcome to contact me at any time for a tour of the Perkins to see first hand what an impact your generosity is having in the laboratory and for people battling cancer.

Thank you

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Cher Gibellini
Stephanie Goodlad
Violeta Taneska
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  • Margaret Haydon
13/08/2016 2:41 PM
Saturday 27 August - 10am to 3.30pm

Experience the wonders of medical research when the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research opens its doors to the community.  Throughout the day some Perth's top cardiologists, doctors and researchers will present news about the latest treatments and research breakthroughs.    Woodside Professor Ruth Ganns will speak at 2.10pm on "Cancer - a glimpse into the future".  

All Woodside staff and their families are welcome to attend.  For the full program and more details visit
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  • Margaret Haydon
01/04/2016 12:58 PM

A drug developed by Woodside Professor Ruth Ganss and her team from the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research could be used to repair blood vessel defects and allow for more targeted and effective drug delivery.

Professor Ruth GanssCurrent anti-cancer treatments like chemotherapy and immunotherapy, which harness a person’s own killer immune cells, can struggle to enter a tumour because the blood vessels that fuel it become malformed.

Tumours require a lot of nutrients, so surrounding blood vessels are redirected towards the cancer and ultimately develop abnormalities.

While investigating this problem Professor Ganss and her team in the Perkins Vascular Biology and Stromal Targeting Laboratory found that smooth muscle cells that line blood vessels to give them shape and help them pump blood, often break down in tumours.

Once the smooth muscle cells break down, the blood vessel becomes leaky, reducing blood flow and preventing chemotherapy and immune cells travelling into the tumour.

Professor Ganss said the new drug developed in her laboratory worked by repairing the smooth muscle cells and returning normal blood flow to the vessels, allowing other anti-cancer drugs to reach the tumours core.

For more information about Ruth's discovery pleasse visit

1/04/2016 12:58 PMNoHealth & Wellbeing
Cher Gibellini
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  • Margaret Haydon
218/03/2016 11:22 AM

A group of Woodside Engineers visited the Harry Perkins Institute on Monday 14 March.  The visit focused on issues including the innovation in the medical research arena and the process of developing new processes and technologies.  Two of the Perkins Biomedical Engineers presented their latest work to the group.  Woodside’s Craig Duarte also encouraged everyone to become involved in the Team Woodside which is participating in the 2016 MACA Ride to Conquer Cancer which is raising funds for critical researcher at the Perkins. 

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Ryan Felton
Cher Gibellini
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  • Margaret Haydon
02/06/2015 11:52 AM

Everyone is invited to the Open Day at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research on Saturday 22 August from 10am to 3pm. 

It’s your chance to don a lab coat and try your hand at medical research.

The day will include presentations on the latest research, guided tours of the building, activities in the BioDiscovery Centre and Wellness tests.

For more information please visit

2/06/2015 11:52 AMNoHealth & Wellbeing
Cher Gibellini
Ryan Felton
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  • Violeta Taneska
017/10/2014 12:23 PM

On Friday 17 October, Woodside announced is support for the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research for A$1 million over five years to establish a Woodside Cancer Research Fellowship.

The announcement comes on the eve of the Ride to Conquer Cancer which involves more than 100 Woodside staff who have raised almost $280,000 for cancer research at the Perkins Institute.

Woodside's CFO, Lawrie Tremaine, said that Woodside's support had been inspired by the dedication and commitment of these employees and their passion to make a difference.

We wish all the riders in the Woodside Ride to Conquer Cancer team all the very best and a safe ride for this weekends event.

You can still donate to the team via their fundraising page -

To view the announcement click here

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Nathan Giles
Katie Tillson
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  • Jane Maddern
025/07/2014 3:39 PM

​Woodside & St John Ambulance - Community First Responder Program

Woodside is in the 3rd year of a partnership with St John Ambulance.

This partnership aims to prevent death from sudden cardiac arrest by providing Woodside host communities (Exmouth, Karratha, Roebourne and Broome) with the tools and training to intervene early in cardiac arrest situations.  

This exciting initiative has enabled the placement to date of 32 automated external defibrillators (AED) – First Responder points – into North West communities with an additional 40+ to be placed in 2014. The locations of AEDs are then linked to the St John Ambulance Community First Responder System.

To view a list of AED locations


What is the Community First Responder System?

In the event of a sudden cardiac arrest time is of the essence.  For every minute that the victim is not defibrillated they lose a 10% chance of life, so after 10 minutes chances of recovery are virtually nil. The Community First Responder System (CFRS) is designed to help improve the chances of survival for victims of sudden cardiac arrest.

In a nutshell, the benefits of the First Responder System include a direct link to St John Ambulance:

  • Triple Zero (000) call will be received by St John Ambulance Operations Centre (State Office, Belmont)
  • Key words relating to the location of the incident will be supplied to the Operations Centre and linked in the computer system. When a triple zero (000) call is received, if the location detail provided matches the key words, Communications Officers will be alerted to the automated external defibrillator (AED) in the area.
  • An Ambulance will be dispatched and the Communications Officers will alert the First Responders in the location, enabling them to attend the scene quickly and provide critical assistance before the ambulance arrives.

In 2014 the AEDs are to be located in places such as tourist attractions, Shire Offices, police stations, shopping centres, schools, caravan parks, restaurants, roadhouses etc.

If you know of a location that may benefit from this partnership please contact

Sally Simmonds
Community First Responder Manager

Tel 08 9334 1428 | Mob 0417 147 485 | Fax 08 9334 1368

Kerry Wallace
Community First Responder Admin Coordinator

Tel 08 9334 1418 | Fax 08 9334 1368

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  • Violeta Taneska
03/06/2014 12:11 PM

​Congratulations to the over 300 Woodside employees that took part in the HBF Run for a Reason on Sunday 25 May 2014.      

Woodside has been the proud supporter of HBF Run for a Reason Team category since 2010 and has recently announced support for the category until the 2017 Run.

Did you run and if so what was your reason?


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