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University of Auckland Grafton Campus

85 Park Road, Grafton

Auckland, 1023

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Presented in partnership with the Auckland Medical Research Foundation (AMRF) and the Cancer society.

You are warmly invited to join us for the next public lecture in our 50th Anniversary Lecture Series. We are looking at a subject that touches many in our community - Improved Cancer Treatment: A Scientific-Medical-Patient Collaboration being held on Wednesday 13 June.

Cancer treatment continually improves as new drugs seek to exploit consistent differences between cancer cells and normal cells, a process greatly aided by our increasing understanding of patient and cancer genetics, and of the complex interactions between cancers and the body’s immune system.

This information is increasingly allowing the development by clinicians of personalised therapies for individuals. Patients also have vital active roles to play, including donating tissue samples for research and in working with researchers to develop better family and whānau support.

Speakers:

‘Improving Drugs for Cancer Chemotherapy’
Distinguished Professor Bill Denny, Director, Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre

‘Boosting Our Immune System to Fight Cancer’
Professor Lai-Ming Ching, Head of Stromal Targeting Group, Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre

‘Genomics for Cancer Patients’
Professor Cristin Print, Department of Molecular Medicine and Director of the Genomics Into Medicine program, University of Auckland

‘Cancer Patients Benefit Cancer Research’
Distinguished Professor Bruce Baguley, Head of Tumour Biology Group, Emeritus Director Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre

‘Personalised Cancer Medicine’
Professor Mark McKeage, Co-Director and Medical Oncologist, Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacology and Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre, University of Auckland

‘Strengthening Family Carers’
Professor Merryn Gott, Professor of Health Sciences, Director Te Arai Palliative Care and End of Life Research Group, Director of Research, School of Nursing, University of Auckland


Chairs:

Professor Michael Findlay, Professor of Oncology and Director of Cancer Trials NZ

Mr John Loof, Chief Executive Officer, Cancer Society – Auckland and Northland

For more information check out: https://fmhs-50years-events.blogs.auckland.ac.nz/


Terms and condtitions: by registering for this event you consent to being contacted by us regarding this event. Your information will be be kept private and not released to any Third Party in accordance with the Privacy Act (1993). Video Consent: during this lecture we will be filming which may include some audience shots. The University of Auckland reserves the right to use this material for educational and promotional purposes.



FAQs

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

We recommend the use of public transport due to limited parking availability in the area. Plan your journey at Auckland Transport

We will have limited on-site parking in car park 22, access on Park Avenue, Grafton. Parking is available on a first come, first served basis.

There are also public car parks and limited street parking in the area if you need to drive.

What can I bring into the event?

Personal effects only, there is no food or drink allowed inside the lecture theatre.

Wheelchair access will be available.

We are also a Smoke Free Campus and ask that you respect this within the areas indicated by campus signage.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, this ticket is just confirmation of your registration.

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