Right treatment, right person: Precision Medicine in action right now
The ultimate drive for a scientist,” says Cristin Print, Professor of Molecular Medicine and Pathology at the University of Auckland, “is the idea of finding something no-one else has ever found before that has an impact on the world and the people in it.
Te Aka Symposium speaker Josh McMillan in the news supporting Canteen
At just 23, Josh McMillan has survived six life-threatening illnesses, including childhood leukaemia – but they’ve taken a toll that’s been more than just physical.
Revolutionary cancer drug developed in Auckland set to begin clinical trials
A revolutionary cancer drug developed in Auckland is set to begin clinical trials.
Tarloxotinib is designed to help patients with head and neck cancers for which New Zealand ranks as one of the highest in the world for cases.
Auckland City Hospital radiation oncologist Dr. Andrew Macann joined Mike Hosking.
Professor Andrew Shelling’s recent trip to Spain for the EACR congress
Co-Director Prof. Andrew Shelling recently had the opportunity to tour the Integrated Cancer Centre in Spain and go to the European Association for Cancer Research (EACR) congress.
Flagship research centres to tackle urgent societal challenges
Waipapa Taumata Rau, University of Auckland launches Hīkina kia Tutuki Research Centres, focused on our most pressing challenges.
All the cancer you cannot see
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in New Zealand with 1,700 deaths each year.
More New Zealanders die of lung cancer than of breast cancer, prostate cancer and melanoma combined.
Bioengineers aim to improve treatment for prostate cancer
Researchers at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) aim to improve the health outcomes of those diagnosed with prostate cancer with a radical paradigm shift in radiotherapy treatment.
Kiwi cancer start-up receives $15m to develop new treatment
A Kiwi biotech company, started by our member Professor Rod Dunbar, is developing a new immunotherapy medicine that can help patients’ immune systems destroy cancer cells.
Scientist known for her drug discoveries wins top prize
Distinguished Professor Dame Margaret Brimble wins a top chemistry award.
Cracking the final piece of the human genome puzzle
Our own Professor Cris Print recently spoke to RNZ about how it’s taken thousands of scientists decades to finish mapping the human genome. The Detail looks at why it’s taken so long and what it might mean for indigenous populations here in Aotearoa and around the world.