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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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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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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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