At the 3rd in this series of lectures celebrating the educational, medical and research successes over the past 50 years, 6 speakers from our partners, The University of Auckland Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, with our friends the Cancer Society, will talk about the improvements we’ve achieved in cancer treatments.
About the talk: Cancer treatment continually improves as new drugs seek to exploit consistent differences between cancer cells and normal cells, a process greatly aided by our increasing understanding of patient and cancer genetics, and of the complex interactions between cancers and the body’s immune system.
This information is increasingly allowing the development by clinicians of personalised therapies
for individuals. Patients also have vital active roles to play, including donating tissue samples
for research and in working with researchers to develop better family and whānau support.
Improving Drugs for Cancer Chemotherapy with Distinguished Professor Bill Denny, Director, Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre
Boosting Our Immune System to Fight Cancer by Professor Lai-Ming Ching, Head of Stromal Targeting Group, Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre
Genomics for Cancer Patients from Professor Cristin Print, Department of Molecular Medicine and Director of the Genomics Into Medicine program, University of Auckland
Cancer Patients Benefit Cancer Research with Distinguished Professor Bruce Baguley, Head of Tumour Biology Group, Emeritus Director Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre
Personalised Cancer Medicine by Professor Mark McKeage, Co-Director and Medical Oncologist, Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacology and Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre, University of Auckland
Strengthening Family Carers from Professor Merryn Gott, Professor of Health Sciences, Director Te Arai Palliative Care and End of Life Research Group, Director of Research, School of Nursing, University of Auckland
Professor Michael Findlay, Professor of Oncology and Director of Cancer Trials NZ
Mr John Loof, Chief Executive Officer, Cancer Society – Auckland and Northland