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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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    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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The Phase I results are in for our glioblastoma clinical trial

Confirmed results for Phase I of our glioblastoma clinical trial show encouraging results for patients. Now, we’re looking to start Phase II. Read more

Congratulations Matt Munro on finishing your PhD!

We congratulate Matt Munro on completing his PhD and look forward to his next project — investigating the cause of colon cancer. Read more

PhD research at two world-class facilities

Sam was recently awarded a PhD scholarship by Victoria University of Wellington (VUW) for his PhD research. Read more

Transforming lives with your generous support

We need more support than ever to start the next phase of our glioblastoma clinical trial. Read more

Fundraising for the future

Thanks to our dedicated helpers and supporters, we can share our research findings and our vision with you. 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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