Genes, Diet and Breast Cancer
Dr Andrew Shelling talks about
genetics and risk
Dr Andrew Shelling gave this address at the BCN Annual
Meeting in May 2010. Dr Shelling, an Associate Professor at
Auckland University, is head of the Medical Genetics Group.
His laboratory is interested in understanding the molecular
changes that occur during the development of disease, particularly those occurring in breast and ovarian cancer, but also including premature menopause and infertility.
An understanding of these important changes will eventually improve the early detection of disease, and give opportunity to target more effective treatment. It was this together with a family history of cancer that he spoke about. View Dr Andrew Shelling's presentation here
BCN Updates in Chinese
Vitamin D and Cancer
In May 2009 our AGM was addressed by Dr Robert Scragg, Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, talking about Vitamin D and Cancer.
He told those present that there is fairly good evidence for a link between low levels of vitamin D and colorectal cancer, and suggestive evidence of a link with breast cancer, with the need for further studies. His talk is featured in Issue 85 of Upfront U Kaiora, June/July 2009.
BCN is pleased to provide Dr Scragg's talk/presentation here for readers of our website.
Dr Scragg - Speaker AGM 2009
Anne and Dr Scragg - AGM 2009