Makings of a Malignancy is a world-first, portable, cancer biology-themed puzzle room. Using an escape room as a unique and innovative platform, we’re explaining the complexities of cancer through an immersive experience. Highlighting prevention messaging and modern therapeutic challenges, we’ve exhibited to various audiences throughout Australia. In early 2020, we were moving to a sustainable revenue model by hosting the room for non-profits, museums, scientific conferences and festivals.
Dr. Ken Dutton-Regester is an active cancer researcher of twelve years exploring new ways to treat late-stage melanoma. In 2019, Ken founded Excite Science to explain complex biology to hard-to-reach audiences using immersive experiences. Having served on national and international leadership bodies, Ken founded Stemventurist; a community resource to help scientists in their careers, inside or outside of academia. In 2019, Ken was ministerially appointed as a Questacon Advisory Council member.