The trust has supported a large number of projects over the past years which has resulted in some excellent research outcomes as well as increasing the skills of people who work in the field of cancer-control.
In January 2018 the name was changed from Genesis Oncology Trust to Cancer Research Trust New Zealand.
$29,450 total in 2023
Nationwide conference support
2023 Grant Recipients
Cancer Education & Development Awards
Dr Jessica Mills
Joint Oncology Social Work Australia New Zealand and Psychosocial Oncology New Zealand Conference: Kotahitanga, Connection, Collaboration
Psychosocial Oncology New Zealand (PONZ) and Oncology Social Work Australia New Zealand (OSWANZ) are non-profit organisations dedicated to supporting health professionals working, within oncology services in Australasia, to strive for excellence in the psychosocial care of those affected by cancer. We aim to promote the importance of the psychosocial needs of patients and their support networks as an integral part of their health care journeys. This conference provides an essential role in connecting health professionals within the psycho-oncology space, enabling learning, collaboration and developing networks across the psycho-social community.
Associate Professor Sharon Pattison
Australasian Gastrointestinal Trials Group (AGITG)
AGITG is a multidisciplinary collaborative group with a focus on gastrointestinal cancers. The Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) provides opportunity for involvement and engagement in clinical trial development and the scientific activities of AGITG. The theme of the 2023 ASM is "equity, diversity and inclusion in clinical trials", recognising the need to increase equity of access for people from culturally diverse backgrounds, including Māori. Associate Professor Paringatai and Kahurangi Tipene are members of the AGITG Translational Research Committee, providing expertise in te ao Māori. Support from the CRTNZ will allow them to attend the ASM enabling them to share their knowledge in person.
Professional Development Awards
Ms Anna Adcock
Te Tātai Hauora o Hine National Centre for Women's Health Research Aotearoa, Victoria University of Wellington
Presenting a workshop at the Lowitja Institute International Indigenous Health and Wellbeing Conference 2023
Miss Andrea Gu
Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre, University of Auckland
Travel to attend EMBL: Cancer genomics conference in Germany and visit LMB laboratory in UK
Dr Annette Lasham
Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology, University of Auckland
Presentation of a keynote talk at the 5th International Caparica Conference in SPLICING 2023 in Caparica, Lisbon, Portugal in July 2023, followed by laboratory visits with collaborators in Germany and UK.
Dr Rachel Purcell
Department of Surgery, University of Otago Christchurch
Funding to travel to, and present at, the European Society for Oncology (ESMO) World Congress on GI cancer, and meetings with collaborators at Imperial College London.
Ms Anna Tizard
Auckland City Hosptial, Te Whatu Ora
Funding to attend PONZ (Psychosocial Oncology NZ) and OSWANZ (Oncology Social Work Australia and NZ) conference.
Miss Hannah van der Woude
Department of Surgery and Anaesthesia, University of Otago Wellington
Travel to attend European Association for Cancer Research (EACR) - Goodbye Flat Biology: Next Generation Cancer Models in Berlin, Germany
Ms Hui Yee Yeo
School of Pharmacy, University of Otago Dunedin
Registration and travel expenses to disseminate research findings at the 14th International Academy of Health Preference Research conference in Sydney.