• Pioneering future treatment of cancer

    Our goal is treatment of cancer without surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy – to bypass everything we have done for the last 100 years. - Dr Swee Tan

  • A paradigm shift

    “Tan et al, from….Wellington, New Zealand, report a novel and fascinating paradigm shift in the utilisation of ACE to treat infantile haemangiomas….. Drug manufacturers and cancer research must take note of this new major paradigm shift.” - Professor Macaulay AC Onuigbo, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA

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  • Imagine if we did this to cancer

    Heather’s strawberry birthmark treatment is underpinned by the discoveries made by the team led by Dr Swee Tan at the Gillies McIndoe Research Institute.

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    We are very fortunate to have many supporters throughout New Zealand and around the world. But not everyone gets the chance to see behind the scenes in our world-class lab facilities in Newtown, Wellington.

  • Our Focus

    The GMRI’s work will continue to benefit patients in New Zealand and gain further international significance.
    The GMRI’s current areas of research include cancer, fibrotic conditions, vascular birthmarks and regenerative medicine, based on the role of stem cells in disease and health.

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  • Innovation

    The GMRI is pioneering an innovative field of cellular and molecular research that may radically change the traditional understanding of disfiguring and life-threatening conditions. This could lead to greatly improved treatment,
    and possibly the cure, of cancer.

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New cancer treatment for glioblastoma — a devastating brain cancer

A new cancer treatment developed by the Gillies McIndoe Research Institute is being trialled for glioblastoma, a devastating brain cancer, which could revolutionise how the cancer is treated. Read more

GMRI and CCDHB to jointly host public lecture by distinguished neurosurgeon and neuroscientist

Prof Andrew Kaye’s lecture will be held at: 5.00 pm Thursday 13 September Rutherford House Lecture Theatre Pipitea Campus, Victoria University Read more

Rob Cameron

Rob Cameron, a great New Zealander with a long list of accomplishments, a friend of many and a wonderful supporter of the GMRI, passed away recently. He made an outstanding contribution to our development over recent years and provided invaluable advice and support on a range of matters. Read more

Helping us fight cancer, one donation at a time

You’ve probably heard that it takes a village to raise a child. But did you know that it takes a community to run a lab? The generosity and hard work of a huge range of donors and fundraisers helps to keep the GMRI staffed, stocked, and functioning year round. We’re grateful for every contribution we receive. Read more

Many invitations to present internationally — demonstrating the significance and breadth of the GMRI’s work

Having 13 abstracts accepted for the 87th Annual Scientific Congress of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons is testimony to the hard work of the GMRI’s research community. Read more

Learning to re-programme stem cells at the Salk Institute

Erin Paterson, one of our research technicians, is currently studying how to re-programme stem cells at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in San Diego, in the United States. Read more

The Strawberry Birthmark Story

In a world first achievement, the team led by Dr Tan and their collaborators succeeded in transforming strawberry birthmark stem cells into fat cells, bone cells and red blood cells. Read more

The Paradigm Shift

The GMRI's ground-breaking research relating to strawberry birthmark has potentially enormous implications for the treatment of other tumours, including cancer. Read more

Be part of our journey

Take our ‘virtual tour’ of the GMRI’s laboratory facilities

We are very fortunate to have many supporters throughout New Zealand and around the world. But not everyone gets the chance to see behind the scenes in our world-class lab facilities in Newtown, Wellington. This video has been made so you can view these, meet some members of our team and learn more about what we do.

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