Since its inception in 1956, the Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre (ACSRC) has published nearly 1,000 papers in international scientific and medical journals, and filed more than 100 patent applications for new anti-cancer drugs. In that time, the centre has developed eight cancer drugs which have gone into clinical trial. The ACSRC has the distinction of being the first laboratory in the Southern Hemisphere to discover, trial and bring an anti-cancer drug into clinical use.
Managed jointly by the University of Auckland and the Auckland Cancer Society, the ACSRC has grown to include over 80 researchers. Under the direction of world-respected authorities, Professor Bill Denny, Professor Bruce Baguley, Professor Bill Wilson and Associate Professor Mark McKeage, the centre continues to extend its hard earned reputation for Getting results and making discoveries that give cancer sufferers hope.