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Dr Rebekah Crake

Rebekah CrakePostdoctoral Fellow

PhD, BBiomedSc(Hons) (Otago)

Email rebekah.crake@otago.ac.nz
Tel +64 3 364 0557

Research interests

Dr Rebekah Crake has experience in molecular, cellular and tumour biology, and clinical translation of science. Her area of research interest is improving outcomes for patients with cancer through the prevention of tumour progression, with a focus on the role of the tumour microenvironment.

In addition, Dr Crake has a particular interest in translational science; moving knowledge from ‘bench to bedside’. Current research includes the role of cancer associated adipocytes in breast cancer progression; effects of obesity, inflammation, and physical activity on therapy metabolism in women with breast cancer; and impact of ascorbate (vitamin C) on the epigenetic landscape of glioma.

UOC Health Research Open Day Lecture

Rebekah gave a three minute presentation at the University of Otago, Christchurch Health Research Open Day in September 2016.

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Publications

Crake, R. L. I., Burgess, E. R., Royds, J. A., Phillips, E., Vissers, M. C. M., & Dachs, G. U. (2021). The role of 2-oxoglutarate dependent dioxygenases in gliomas and glioblastomas: A review of epigenetic reprogramming and hypoxic responses. Frontiers in Oncology, 11, 619300. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2021.619300

Crake, R. L. I., Strother, M. R., Phillips, E., Doogue, M. P., Zhang, M., Frampton, C. M. A., Robinson, B. A., & Currie, M. J. (2021). Influence of serum inflammatory cytokines on cytochrome P450 drug metabolising activity during breast cancer chemotherapy: A patient feasibility study. Scientific Reports, 11(1), 5648. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-85048-1

Crake, R., Strother, M., Morrin, H., Smith, A., Phillips, E., Robinson, B., & Currie, M. (2020). An exploratory patient study assessing CYP450 enzyme function in women receiving chemotherapy for breast cancer. New Zealand Medical Journal, 133(1524), (pp. 144). Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Crake, R. L. I. (2020). Local and systemic effects of adipocyte-secreted factors in breast cancer (PhD). University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/10159

Crake, R. L. I., Phillips, E., Kleffmann, T., & Currie, M. J. (2019). Co-culture with human breast adipocytes differentially regulates protein abundance in breast cancer cells. Cancer Geonomics & Proteomics, 16(5), 319-332. doi: 10.21873/cgp.20137

Crake, R. L. I., Strother, M. R., Phillips, E., Doogue, M. P., Zhang, M., Frampton, C. M. A., Robinson, B. A., & Currie, M. J. (2021). Influence of serum inflammatory cytokines on cytochrome P450 drug metabolising activity during breast cancer chemotherapy: A patient feasibility study. Scientific Reports, 11(1), 5648. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-85048-1

Journal - Research Article

Crake, R. L. I., Phillips, E., Kleffmann, T., & Currie, M. J. (2019). Co-culture with human breast adipocytes differentially regulates protein abundance in breast cancer cells. Cancer Geonomics & Proteomics, 16(5), 319-332. doi: 10.21873/cgp.20137

Journal - Research Article

Crake, R. L. I., Burgess, E. R., Royds, J. A., Phillips, E., Vissers, M. C. M., & Dachs, G. U. (2021). The role of 2-oxoglutarate dependent dioxygenases in gliomas and glioblastomas: A review of epigenetic reprogramming and hypoxic responses. Frontiers in Oncology, 11, 619300. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2021.619300

Journal - Research Other

Crake, R., Strother, M., Morrin, H., Smith, A., Phillips, E., Robinson, B., & Currie, M. (2020). An exploratory patient study assessing CYP450 enzyme function in women receiving chemotherapy for breast cancer. New Zealand Medical Journal, 133(1524), (pp. 144). Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Crake, R. (2019). Assessing the impact of obesity-related inflammation and physical activity on the function of CYP450 enzymes in women with breast cancer. Proceedings of the University of Otago Student Research Symposium: Te Wānaka Rakahau: Ākoka. Retrieved from https://www.otago.ac.nz/graduate-research

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Crake, R., Phillips, E., Morrin, H., Strother, M., Robinson, B., & Currie, M. (2018). Transwell co-culture with human breast adipocytes alters the proteome expression profiles of mcf-7 and mda-mb-231 human breast cancer cells. ESMO Open, 3(Suppl. 2), (pp. A111-A112). doi: 10.1136/esmoopen-2018-EACR25.268

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Crake, R., Strother, M., Morrin, H., Smith, A., Phillips, E., Robinson, B., & Currie, M. (2018). An exploratory breast cancer patient study to assess the impact of obesity-related inflammation and physical activity on chemotherapy drug metabolism. Proceedings of the New Zealand Society for Oncology (NZSO) Conference. Retrieved from http://www.nzsoncology.org.nz/

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Crake, R., Kleffmann, T., Morrin, H., Strother, M., Robinson, B., Phillips, E., & Currie, M. (2018, August). Cancer-associated adipocytes alter protein expression profiles of human breast cancer cells in vitro. Poster session presented at the Queenstown Molecular Biology (QMB) Meetings, Queenstown, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

Crake, R., Strother, M., Morrin, H., Smith, A., Phillips, E., Robinson, B., & Currie, M. (2018, November). An exploratory breast cancer patient study to assess the impact of obesity-related inflammation and physical activity on chemotherapy drug metabolism. Verbal presentation at the Women’s Wellbeing Symposium, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Crake, R. L. I. (2020). Local and systemic effects of adipocyte-secreted factors in breast cancer (PhD). University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/10159

Awarded Doctoral Degree

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