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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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A $1 million gift brings our glioblastoma clinical trial closer

The Hugo Charitable Trust has donated $1 million towards our phase II glioblastoma clinical trial. Read more

Organoids provide a promising way for testing cancer treatments

We’re testing colon cancer treatments using organoid models, which ultimately could improve how a patient’s cancer responds to treatment. Read more

Iron women, a mountain challenge, and butterflies —three of our amazing supporters’ stories

Our ambassadors do amazing work raising awareness and funds for our research. These three adventures feature an Ironman event, a mountain run, and butterflies. Read more

Erin Paterson promoted to Laboratory Manager/Senior Laboratory Technician

Erin Paterson is now the Laboratory Manager/Senior Laboratory Technician. She’s taken over from Liz Jones, who recently retired. Read more

Meet Freya Weth, our new PhD student

We welcome Freya Weth, who’s joining us for the next three years to complete her PhD in biomedical science. 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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