Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre seminar: An introduction to G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) for cancer researchers Event as iCalendar

05 July 2013

1 - 2pm

Venue: Seminar Room 503-024, Building 503, 85 Park Road, Grafton

Anti-cancer drug development has long been focussed on growth factor receptors with tyrosine kinase signalling activity. A more populous family of receptors,  which is targeted by 25% of currently available therapeutic drugs , is the GPCR family.  Increasing evidence indicates that these proteins are major players in cancer cell biology. Representative members are now targeted by anticancer drugs, with striking clinical results.  This literature seminar will introduce the GPCR class, and  describe some of the recent developments in cancer biology and therapeutics. The recent article [O’Hayre et al (2013). Nature Reviews Cancer 13 , 412]  will be used as a basis of this seminar.

Presented by: Dr Graeme Finlay , Senior Lecturer

Graeme is Senior Lecturer in Scientific Pathology in the Dept of Molecular Medicine and Pathology, and is Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the ACSRC.


For more information please contact:

Dr Jack Flanagan Email: j.flanagan@auckland.ac.nz