Ted and Mollie Carr & Estate of Ernest Davis grant has been awarded to Professor Peter Shepherd and Dr Khanh Tran, Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre and the Department of Molecular Medicine at the University of Auckland.
 
Professor Peter Shepherd and his team at the University of Auckland, have been awarded $50,000 for a second year to study a form of colorectal cancer which is difficult to treat normally. A drug combination used to treat melonoma will be trialed in the laboratory as a pre-clinical experiment to determine if there is any tumour response using the drugs vemurafenib and axitinib.