Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre

Each year Cancer Society Auckland contribute's over $2.4 million towards the work of the Research Centre and is proud to be New Zealand's largest private funder of Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre logocancer research.

Operated jointly by Cancer Society Auckland and the University of Auckland, the Research Centre's primary mission is the discovery and development of new drugs for cancer treatment.

Research objectives:
  • To develop new design concepts for anti-cancer drugs
  • To develop new drugs for clinical trial
  • To develop new methods of improving the use of existing drugs
  • To investigate the mutagenic risks of cancer drugs, and of various environmental influences
Achievements to date:
  • An international reputation as a world-leading anticancer drug development laboratory
  • Has brought eight drugs to clinical trial
  • Filed 100 patent applications
  • Had more than 1200 scientific papers published
  • Plays a lead role in preparing the next generation of scientists through its teaching contribution

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Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre Oral History Project 

In 2013, past and present members of the Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre were interviewed for an oral history project. The full recordings are held in the Special Collections section of the University of Auckland Library.

Below are some clips from the project:

Special thanks to Jon Monk for making these clips available.