Updated on 30 August 2012
"PR610 will be the second novel hypoxia prodrug from the Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre to be taken to clinical trial by Proacta, and speaks to the continued innovation achieved by our staff in cancer chemotherapy," says Distinguished Professor Bill Denny, co-director of ACSRC.
"It's especially pleasing to see clinical trials of new drugs being held in New Zealand," says Mr John Loof, CEO of the Cancer Society Auckland Division. "Local patients can be some of the first involved in furthering our understanding of how these targeted medicines can make such a difference. Cancer Society donors and supporters can feel well satisfied that they have underpinned yet another exciting step forward in cancer medicine."