Video | Business Headlines | Internet | Science | Scientific Ethics | Technology | Search

 


Auckland launch of first blood cancer research unit

Auckland launch of first blood cancer research unit


12 August 2014

New Zealand’s first Leukaemia and Blood Cancer Research Unit will be launched at the University of Auckland today. (Tuesday 12 August, 4.30-5.30pm)

The research unit will focus on innovative research into the causes and treatment of blood cancers and related conditions and is part of an integrated cancer centre in the Auckland Academic Health Alliance - an alliance between the University of Auckland and the Auckland District Health Board.

Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand provided more than $1 million towards the research unit which also supports the Marijanna Kumerich Chair in Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research at the University.

The inaugural holder of the chair is Professor Stefan Bohlander who joined the University of Auckland late last year from the University of Marburg in Germany. Professor Bohlander will give his inaugural lecture at the University’s Faculty for Medical and Health Sciences after the launch of the unit.

It is estimated that more than 10,000 people in New Zealand are living with blood cancers such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma or a related blood condition. These conditions can affect anyone at any age at any time and little is currently known about their causes.

Leukaemia and Blood Cancer NZ signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Auckland to support innovative research to help improve outcomes for patients.

The establishment of the research unit is seen as a big step forward into research into blood cancers and related conditions, and is expected to provide a key link in translation of research findings into treatments for New Zealanders with these illnesses.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Keep Digging: Seabed Ironsands Miner TransTasman Tries Again

The first company to attempt to gain a resource consent to mine ironsands from the ocean floor in New Zealand's Exclusive Economic Zone has lodged a new application containing fresh scientific and other evidence it hopes will persuade regulators after their initial application was turned down in 2014. More>>

Wool Pulled: Duvets Sold As ‘Premium Alpaca’ Mostly Sheep’s Wool

Rotorua business Budge Collection Limited (Budge) and sole director, Sun Dong Kim, were convicted and fined a total of $71,250 in Auckland District Court after each pleading guilty to four charges of misrepresenting how much alpaca fibre was in their duvets. More>>

Reserve Bank: Labour Calls For Monetary Policy To Expand Goals

Labour's comments follow a speech today by RBNZ governor Graeme Wheeler in which Wheeler sought to answer critics who variously say he should stop lowering interest rates, lower them faster, or that inflation-targeting should no longer be the primary goal of the central bank's activities. More>>

ALSO:

BSA Extension And Sunday Morning Ads: Digital Convergence Bill Captures Online Content

Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams has today announced the Government’s plans to update the Broadcasting Act to better reflect today’s converged market... The Government considered four areas as part of its review into content regulation: classification requirements, advertising restrictions, election programming and contestable funding. More>>

ALSO:

March 2017: Commerce Commission Delays Decision On Fairfax-NZME

The Commerce Commission has delayed its decision on the proposed merger between NZME and Fairfax Media's New Zealand assets, saying the deal is complex and it needs more time to assess the impact on both news content and the advertising market. More>>

ALSO:

Plan Plan: Permanent Independent Hearings Panel Proposed For Planning

The Productivity Commission recommends creating a permanent independent hearings panel like the one that cut through local politics to settle Auckland’s Unitary Plan, for the whole country. More>>

ALSO:

Statistics: NZ Jobless Rate Falls To 5.1% Under New Methodology

New Zealand's unemployment rate fell more than expected in the second quarter as Statistics New Zealand adopted a new way of measuring the labour market to bring the country in line with international practices, and while a growing economy continued to support jobs growth. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sci-Tech
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news