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Mackenzie Cancer Research Group News and events

Hotly contested 3MT finals

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Monday, 5 August 2019

Robotic spiders and endometrial cancer – two very different topics, but two very happy graduate students.

HRC project funding for endometrial cancer risk

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Monday, 1 July 2019

Associate Professor Logan Walker from the Mackenzie Cancer Research Group has received HRC project funding to investigate the impact of germline copy number varation on endometrial cancer risk.

Vitamin C 2019 Symposium presentations

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Monday, 18 February 2019

Three senior staff members from the Department of Pathology and Biomedical Science presented at the Vitamin C 2019 Symposium in Auckland last week.

Early career research excellence showcased at parliament

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Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Pathology and Biomedical Science researchers Associate Professor Anitra Carr and Dr Logan Walker gave lectures at parliament this week in an event organised by the University of Otago’s OZONE Group showcasing early career researchers.

PhD students win awards at 2017 NZSO Conference

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Monday, 16 October 2017

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.

The Science Of... Vitamin C

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Monday, 28 August 2017

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

Christchurch campus cookbook launched

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Thursday, 17 August 2017

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

3D printing cancer tumours

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Tuesday, 15 August 2017

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

Christchurch cancer researcher runs for ‘awesome’ charity

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Tuesday, 20 June 2017

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.

Cancer information evening draws a crowd

Friday, 5 May 2017

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.

Christchurch cancer researchers raise funds for Cancer Society

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Thursday, 27 April 2017

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.

The BRCA code

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Friday, 20 January 2017

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.