Professor of Population Health Ross Lawrenson has been awarded two project grants from the Health Research Council worth nearly $2.4 million dollars.
The funding will be used to investigate how we can improve outcomes in patients with cancer by focusing on reducing delays in diagnosis.
Professor Lawrenson is working closely with the Midland Cancer Network and clinicians from across the Waikato region. His co-investigators include academic colleagues from the University of Waikato, including Dr Chunhuan Lao and Dr Rawiri Keenan, Dean of MÄori and Indigenous Studies Professor Brendan Hokowhitu, Dr Anna Rolleston from Sport, Health and Human Performance and Dr Lyn Hunt from Statistics. He is also collaborating with colleagues from the universities of Auckland and Otago.