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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

  • 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

  • News about our 'joint' health, midwifery success and more

    Announcing our next free public lecture, The Quest for Improved Cancer Treatments.

  • Legacy is... medical research now

    video from A/Prof Jane Alsweiler about a $2 treatment that can save babies' brains Click to learn about cancer