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Meeting Wednesday October 3rd 9:45AM
Guest Speaker: Associate Prof Gabi Dachs
Topic: Vitamin C from Bench to Bedside
Many patients with cancer opt for high doses of vitamin C as treatment, despite a lack of clinical evidence for this practice. It’s known that vitamin C plays an important role in the basic functions of all cells, and recent research has highlighted several pathways by which vitamin C could influence tumour growth and progression. This presentation will describe our current scientific understanding of the role of vitamin C in cancer cells, tumour models and patients with cancer.
Gabi Dachs is a Research Associate Professor at the University of Otago in Christchurch doing cancer research. Prior to coming to NZ 15 years ago, Gabi worked in London and Harwell, UK, having completed her degree in Cape Town, SA. Gabi’s main area of interest is finding better ways to treat patients with cancer. Solid tumours are characterised by areas of low oxygen, and this contributes to treatment resistance and poor response to therapy. As part of a team, she is investigating the role that vitamin C may play in overcoming this obstacle.
Mini Speaker: Jan Judson
Topic: A stroll Along Customs Street
140 years of history in a single street
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