• We are focused on making cancer treatment less intrusive more accessible and more affordable.

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  • 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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Results of our phase I glioblastoma clinical trial

We’ve published the results of our phase I glioblastoma clinical trial. Read more

Our phase I glioblastoma clinical trial is completed — let’s start our phase II clinical trial!

Our phase II glioblastoma clinical trial will treat 75 New Zealanders and starts when we have secured the necessary funding. Read more

A clinical trial for four-legged friends using our new cancer treatment

Massey University is seeking pets for a free clinical trial of a new cancer treatment. Read more

Researching tongue cancer

Dr Bridget Chang-McDonald is researching tongue cancer with grants from the Head and Neck Cancer Foundation Aotearoa and Research For Life. Read more

Transforming lives for a brighter future

Thanks for your support— your help keeps us going on our journey to transforming lives. 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

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

 

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