Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

Auckland Cancer Research Network

The Auckland Cancer Research Network (ACRN) has been set up to facilitate the interaction among diverse cancer research groups and the consequent generation of new ideas on cancer. A key element in the Network is to encourage efficient communication between basic and clinical research.

Membership is free and interested researchers in all experimental and clinical fields of cancer research are encouraged to join,. Although most members are based in Auckland, researchers outside Auckland are also welcomed. Registration provides members with regular email announcements of seminars and other activities. Register your details.


  • Research Seminars         
    These occur throughout the year and often involve visiting researchers. They are held at the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, Grafton, University of Auckland, at Auckland City Hospital, Grafton, or at other venues as advertised. Research seminars of the Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre and Cancer Trials New Zealand are also advertised. 
  • Winter Workshop
    An all-day meeting encompassing several selected topics in cancer research. Typically, three different presentations based on medicinal chemistry (anticancer drug development), cancer biology (molecular biology, cell biology and/or pharmacology) and clinical research (trial data) would be presented for each topic. This workshop generally occurs around July of each year.
  • “Show and Tell” Introduction Session 
    An afternoon meeting that allows a broad variety of researchers to each provide a three-minute presentation of their research, together with one slide. It includes posters that researchers might like to display. This meeting provides an informal way for those in the network to break the ice over a some drinks and nibbles, and generally occurs in March of each year.