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  • The quest for improved cancer treatments

    . 10-year cancer survival rates (1972-2011) Here is a representation of cancer survival in New Zealand Hallmarks of cancer Our area of expertise is drug development and we are looking at cancer as a disease cancer cell cancer tumours are not simply groups of cells of all the same evolution. The four pillars of cancer treatment Certainly when we come and look at the pillars of cancer treatment or bowel cancers at different stages.

  • Predicting Cardiovascular Risks in Cancer Patients

    With a deep-seated passion for improving quality of life and outcomes for cancer patients, Professor Currently that means 95,000 cancer survivors live in NZ. Apart from cancer, the greatest risk to these patients is cardiovascular disease. CVD risks are important in good-prognosis cancer patients; many will survive their cancer but suffer care for patients, their whānau, friends and communities affected by cancer.”

  • Striving to Improve Cancer Treatment

    The first question people ask when given the news that they have cancer is usually “how long have I got If they have a GBM brain cancer the answer can be even more devastating. Having seen her aunt’s battle with cancer rob her of her quality of life in just a few months after detection This is quite rapid compared to a lot of other types of cancers,” Zoe reveals.

  • Men's health month: Prostate cancer research

    Prostate cancer is the most common malignancy diagnosed in New Zealand men. Ethnic disparities in outcomes are well documented for prostate cancer, and despite the fact that Māori The New Zealand Ministry of Health (MOH) published guidelines for prostate cancer management in September "I'm developing a New Zealand-specific prostate cancer risk calculator, which accounts for the ethnic this is frequently a manageable cancer, with timely diagnosis.

  • Medicinal chemists make & fire the magic bullet against cancer

    including: Distinguished Professor Dame Margaret Brimble's extensive work to create a magic bullet against cancer want to make a meaningful impact, like Tom and Chris who will cycle Tour Aotearoa to raise funds for cancer

  • Emerging researcher returning to New Zealand to find link between breast cancer & obesity

    Auckland with an AMRF Douglas Goodfellow Repatriation Fellowship to enable her to establish a breast cancer

  • Kiwi experts shining light on skin cancer

    It is also the time of year when we are much more susceptible to skin cancer through sun damage. people will die from what medical researcher Dr Cherie Blenkiron describes as “an uncommon form of skin cancer memory of their brother, and more of this type of funding is needed to improve outcomes for people with cancer The research we do could be transferable to other cancers as well as significantly benefitting MCC patients

  • Are you curious how a 1951 MG can help drive improvements in health?

    Q: How can a 1951 MG help drive improvements in health? A: When the proceeds from its sale are donated to fund medical research. At Auckland Medical Research Foundation, we thought all our Christmases had come at once when Noel and Heather Davies told us they were donating half of the monies received from the sale of their treasured 1951 MG car. When we looked back through the 1950s, the decade of origin of this gleaming blue beauty, it was an incredibly important era. Auckland Medical Research Foundation was founded in 1955 and it was a decade of medical innovations. To name just a few: New Zealand’s very own cardiothoracic surgeon, Sir Brian Barratt-Boyes, pioneered the development of the cardiopulmonary bypass Cliff Hart created New Zealand’s first portable X-ray service The first kidney dialysis machine was trialed and first kidney transplant performed A “stopped heart” operation executed successfully The polio vaccine was developed It is so heartening to see how far we have travelled from the medical discoveries made in that era and the continued improvements to our health and quality of life we now enjoy because of medical research begun decades ago. This wonderful act of generosity from Noel and Heather will help to support our researchers’ ongoing journeys and we would be immensely grateful if you could share the auction details with all of your family, friends and networks. Help us drive future medical breakthroughs.

  • One family’s experience with end of life choice

    family with early-onset dementia New faces on our board of trustees Interested in the latest advances in cancer to find out more about how you can contribute to medical research, like neuroscience, heart health, cancer

  • Melanoma Awareness Week: Uniting biology and engineering for better treatment of melanoma patients

    study will focus on the analysis of a newly discovered signal in the blood that could be used early in cancer "As we know for all cancer treatments, there can be significant side effects from immunotherapy and so Blenkiron is in the process of establishing her new cancer biology laboratory, focusing on the analysis our days developing new tools that could one day be used to improve the lives of people undergoing cancer Read more about Dr Blenkiron's AMRF funded skin cancer research here.

  • Simulating surgeries to save lives

    Read more about them, including the international work of cancer researcher and AMRF doctoral scholarship

  • Researchers making strides in stroke, vaccine hesitancy

    Read more now in the latest AMRF Newsletter. Read about the latest research and the researchers supported by donors like you including: Research with stroke patients to improve rehabilitation and recovery, sometimes using robots Young and emerging scholarship and fellowship recipients working across the spectrum of health research Emerging researchers in dementia and Parkinson's discuss their career prospects New work looking into the relationship between vaccine hesitancy and maternal health Click below to view and download the PDF newsletter

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