I have been a scientist at the Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre for a little over 21 years and during this time I have contributed to a team effort that has led to a series of potential new anticancer drugs being tested in patients.
My particular interest is medicinal chemistry: you know, white coat, rubber gloves and goggles with vats of bubbling goo. I spend much of my time concocting new molecules that target the microenvironment within solid tumours. Together with the crew at the ACSRC we are taking these molecules towards the clinic and we need your help!
Now, we all know there is no such thing as a magic bullet to cure cancer, rather we take small steps towards discovering new approaches to improving cancer patients' treatment and outcomes. However, discovering new anticancer drugs is both expensive and time consuming: that is why I am asking you to support me on the Ride to Conquer Cancer.
PS: I haven't been on a bike since crossing the Nevis Pass 15 years ago so I will be providing plenty of entertainment as I train for this event.
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