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Dame Tariana Turia presents award to Auahi Kore stalwart – Sue Taylor tonight

Dame Tariana Turia presents award to Auahi Kore stalwart – Sue Taylor tonight

This year’s Tariana Turia Award for achievement in indigenous tobacco control, presented by Dame Tariana, has been awarded to Sue Taylor.

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Cancer Society responds to the draft cancer action plan

Cancer Society responds to the draft cancer action plan

The Cancer Society responds to the government's draft cancer action plan

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Cancer Society sunscreen test results for 2019/2020 season

Cancer Society sunscreen test results for 2019/2020 season

Cancer Society sunscreen test results for the 2019/2020 season

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They were strangers now they're family

They were strangers now they're family

Cancer Society's accommodation made a huge difference to Kerry during his cancer treatment, allowing him to avoid regular two and a half hour drives to receive treatment.

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New Zealand’s cancer control progress has stalled - a well-funded cancer plan needed

New Zealand’s cancer control progress has stalled - a well-funded cancer plan needed

New research out today shows that New Zealand is near the bottom for cancer survival compared to other countries with similar health care systems.

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Cancer Society reacts to Cancer Action Plan

Cancer Society reacts to Cancer Action Plan

Cancer Society applaud ambitious new cancer plan, challenges government on funding

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Cancer Society lodge is "a haven for people, full of kindness and aroha"

Cancer Society lodge is "a haven for people, full of kindness and aroha"

Jenny tells us about her experiences staying in Cancer Society accommodation, which she describes as 'a very special place'.

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John Torres is a Daffodil Day star and volunteer driver

John Torres is a Daffodil Day star and volunteer driver

Because John couldn’t drive to the hospital, Cancer Society volunteer drivers helped him get to and from each treatment. Two years later, John is now a volunteer driver himself.

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New research direction and funding will deliver better cancer prevention and support

New research direction and funding will deliver better cancer prevention and support

The Cancer Society today announced funding of nearly $2 million to kick start a new direction for cancer research in New Zealand focused on cancer prevention and support.

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Government announces package to aid cancer treatment in the regions

Government announces package to aid cancer treatment in the regions

The Government is pledging to spend millions on upgrading radiation machines and making cancer treatment more accessible in the regions.

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Cancer sufferers applaud National's cancer-care policy

Cancer sufferers applaud National's cancer-care policy

National plans to set up an independent, expert-led cancer agency to get rid of the "postcode lottery" system.

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More restrictions needed on selling tobacco

More restrictions needed on selling tobacco

On World Smokefree Day the Cancer Society and Hāpai te Hauora are calling for tighter restrictions on tobacco sales.

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Cancer needs to be the next cab off the rank

Cancer needs to be the next cab off the rank

The Cancer Society welcomes the Government’s first wellbeing budget but say it falls short of what is needed to address current shortfalls in cancer care and treatment for New Zealanders.

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Bowel cancer report shows worrying trend for young people

Bowel cancer report shows worrying trend for young people

A new training tool for early childhood teachers, set up by the Cancer Society to promote sun safety, has been a resounding success.

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Elizabeth Dunn is researching new techniques to speed up medication discovery

Elizabeth Dunn is researching new techniques to speed up medication discovery

Read about one of the fantastic researchers we fund, Elizabeth Dunn.

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Annual flu immunisation especially important if you have cancer

Annual flu immunisation especially important if you have cancer

Flu vaccination is your best protection against this serious illness.

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Celebrating our student volunteers: Salina Sos

Celebrating our student volunteers: Salina Sos

Read what National Office student volunteer Salina Sos has to say about volunteering for the Cancer Society.

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Cancer Society critical of Pharmac saying they 'lack accountability, lack transparency, are slow'

Cancer Society critical of Pharmac saying they 'lack accountability, lack transparency, are slow'

Pharmac "lack accountability, lack transparency, are slow", in delivering pharmaceutical drugs to New Zealanders who need them according to the Cancer Society.

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Cancer patients wait up to 12 weeks for urgent treatment

Cancer patients wait up to 12 weeks for urgent treatment

Cancer Society Medical director Dr Chris Jackson discusses the shocking figures which show that an alarming number of cancer sufferers around the country are waiting more than two months to start potentially life-saving treatment.

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Dr Gabi Dachs is researching the potential role vitamin C could have in cancer progression

Dr Gabi Dachs is researching the potential role vitamin C could have in cancer progression

Read about one of the fantastic researchers we fund, Gabi Dachs.

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