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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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World Smokefree Day 2019 marks start of new campaign leadership for Hāpai te Hauora and Cancer Society

World Smokefree Day 2019 marks start of new campaign leadership for Hāpai te Hauora and Cancer Society

World Smokefree Day (WSFD) is celebrated at the end of May and is a great time to remind New Zealanders that we are still working towards a Smokefree Aotearoa by 2025.

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Cancer Society supports smokefree cars

Cancer Society supports smokefree cars

The Cancer Society supports the move to ban smoking in cars with children and has been actively advocating for this.

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Dr Sarah Diermeier says Cancer Society research grant was essential for the translation from bench to bedside.

Dr Sarah Diermeier says Cancer Society research grant was essential for the translation from bench to bedside.

Read about one of the fantastic researchers we fund, Dr Sarah Diermeier.

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Cancer Society calls out Consumer NZ on Sunscreen Testing

Cancer Society calls out Consumer NZ on Sunscreen Testing

The Cancer Society has confirmed it is in dispute with Consumer NZ over conflicting results on the SPF rating of one of its most important sunscreen products - SPF 50+ Kids Pure sunscreen.

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Cancer Society Media Statement on Sunscreen Complaints

Cancer Society Media Statement on Sunscreen Complaints

The Cancer Society releases media statement on sunscreen complaints.

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Early Childhood Teachers Sunsmartest

Early Childhood Teachers Sunsmartest

Preschools are creative and conscientious in protecting young children from skin damage from our harsh NZ sun.

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Government proposes vaping and smokeless tobacco regulations

Government proposes vaping and smokeless tobacco regulations

The Government proposes regulations to improve smokers’ access to quality vaping and smokeless tobacco products, while also protecting non-smoking minors from using e-cigarettes and becoming addicted to nicotine.

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Kiwis' sun smart knowledge slip, slop, slipping away

Kiwis' sun smart knowledge slip, slop, slipping away

New research has shown an alarming proportion of New Zealanders are neither wearing hats nor seeking shade to protect themselves from the sun.

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 Cancer Society's Dr Chris Jackson discusses cancer patients fight for life-extending drugs

Cancer Society's Dr Chris Jackson discusses cancer patients fight for life-extending drugs

The Cancer Society comments on New Zealander's struggles to access the drugs they need.

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More schools and early childhood centres getting the sun smart message

More schools and early childhood centres getting the sun smart message

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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Cancer Society's Dr Chris Jackson on The Project

Cancer Society's Dr Chris Jackson on The Project

Cancer Society Medical director Dr Chris Jackson joined The Project NZ to discuss concerning new cancer statistics.

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