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2017 Mackenzie Cancer Research Group news

PhD students win awards at 2017 NZSO Conference

Monday, 16 October 2017 3:55pm

PhD students from the Department of Pathology were recipients of the PHARMAC Young Researcher and Oncology Trainee Travel awards at the annual New Zealand Oncology Society Conferece over the weekend.

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Student studying exercise’s impact on breast cancer treatment

Thursday, 7 September 2017 4:45pm

In a pilot study, breast cancer patients are wearing Fitbits to record their activity so PhD student Rebekah Crake can explore the impact of exercise on chemotherapy response.

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The Science Of... Vitamin C

Monday, 28 August 2017 1:49pm

Vitamin C researchers from the Department of Pathology were featured in Radio New Zealand’s The Science Of… series this week.

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Christchurch campus cookbook launched

Thursday, 17 August 2017 2:50pm

A group of cancer researchers from the University's Christchurch campus have shared their favourite recipes to raise money for charity.

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3D printing cancer tumours

Tuesday, 15 August 2017 9:41am

An innovative cancer research technique from the Mackenzie Cancer Research Group was featured on TVNZ's 1News last night.

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Christchurch cancer researcher runs for ‘awesome’ charity

Tuesday, 20 June 2017 10:03pm

A PhD student at the University’s Christchurch campus is not only researching the grading system for the stages of cancer, but has also raised almost $3000 for Bowel Cancer NZ – all inspired by her father’s battle with the disease.

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Major funding for innovative University of Otago health research

Thursday, 15 June 2017 9:30am

University of Otago researchers have been awarded more than $24M in new health research funding to support their world-class studies aimed at improving New Zealanders’ health and well-being.

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‘Missing DNA’ could hold clue to why some get breast cancer young

Monday, 29 May 2017 9:52am

A University of Otago, Christchurch, discovery of missing DNA in women who develop breast cancer at a young age could hold the key to helping them beat the disease.

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Cancer information evening draws a crowd

Friday, 5 May 2017 9:01am

The Mackenzie Cancer Research Group attracted almost 400 people in Ashburton to an information evening hosted by the local Cancer Society and the Canterbury Comprehensive Cancer Centre (C4) last night.

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Vitamin C: snake oil or cancer and infection therapy?

Wednesday, 3 May 2017 6:31pm

Vitamin C researchers from the Department of Pathology presented to a packed audience at the UOC Health Lecture Series last night.

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Christchurch cancer researchers raise funds for Cancer Society

Thursday, 27 April 2017 12:15pm

A team of cancer researchers from the University’s Christchurch campus has raised almost $20,000 for the Cancer Society over the past five years by dressing up as superheroes and competing in the charity’s Relay for Life event.

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Pathology staff and research groups recognised at the UOC 2017 Academic Welcome

Friday, 10 March 2017 9:55am

Department of Pathology staff and research groups won a number of awards at the UOC 2017 Academic Welcome.

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Summer student wins Best Laboratory Prize

Friday, 27 January 2017 4:15pm

Summer student Linda Buss has won the 2016-17 Best Laboratory Prize for her project, Can we slow down breast cancer using vitamin C?

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The BRCA code

Friday, 20 January 2017 4:06pm

Understanding the role of genetic changes, or mutations, to breast and ovarian cancer risk is the focus of Dr Logan Walker, from the University of Otago, Christchurch. His ultimate aim is to develop genetic screening tools that identify those most vulnerable to getting cancer so they can make informed decisions about treatment options.