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Saturday 28 June 2014 4:33pm

CTCR researchers Dr Anita Dunbier and Dr Khaled Greish won University of Otago Early Career Awards for Distinction in Research.

These annual awards recognize distinction in research by early career staff. The basis for selection is outstanding research achievement, with emphasis being given to achievement during the nominee's appointment at the University of Otago.

The recipients of this year's ''Early Career Awards for Distinction in Research'' have been recognised for research spanning breast cancer genetics (Anita Dunbier), new anti-cancer nano-medicines (Khaled Greish), testicular cancer rates, genetic factors underlying heart disease and using mathematical techniques to tackle philosophical problems.

Department of biochemistry senior lecturer Dr Anita Dunbier, who is investigating ways of improving responses to breast cancer therapy, said she was ''honoured'' to receive the award.

Her research aimed to identify which breast cancer patients were at risk of having their cancer recur after surgery and to develop better treatments for these patients.

Read more about the research in the Otago Daily Times article:

Rising-star researchers earn honour 28 June 2014, Otago Daily Times website

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