Healthier Lives cancer programme highlighted

2 November 2015

The cancer research programme for the Healthier Lives Challenge was recently featured in the Otago Spotlight Series: Cancer Research event in Wellington.

An audience of  health professionals, researchers, policymakers, community organisations, funders and cancer survivors attended a day of presentations from our internationally recognised and distinguished scientists.

The programme included presentations by Professor Parry Guilford, Deputy Director of the Healthier Lives Challenge, and Professor Tony Blakely, Healthier Lives Science Leadership Team.

Attendees were able to meet with researchers, and to contribute their views on the cancer priorities for New Zealand for the Healthier Lives National Science Challenge.

Video and slide presentations

Videos (about 15 mins each) and slides of Parry and Tony’s presentations are available below:

Parry GuilfordProfessor Parry Guilford

Director, Centre for Translational Cancer Research, Department of Biochemistry, Otago School of Medical Sciences, Deputy Director of Healthier Lives National Science Challenge, and Chief Scientific Officer of Pacific Edge.

Topic: An overview of cancer

 Topic: The rapid response to cancer progression.

Tony BlakelyProfessor Tony Blakely

Research Professor and Director of Health Inequalities Research Programme (HIRP), and The Burden of Disease Epidemiology, Equity and Cost-Effectiveness Programme (BODE3), with Dr Nisha Nair Senior Research Fellow.

Topic: Presenting modelling results for health gain and cost-effectiveness for preventing cancer

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