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Cancer Society Welcomes Government Announcements Of Additional Investment In Cervical Cancer And Breast Cancer Screening

Monday, 10 May 2021, 10:28 am | Cancer Society

Wellington, 9 May 2021 – Cancer Society of New Zealand is pleased to see the Government will invest $53 million to design and implement a new test to detect cervical cancers. The new test for humanpapillomavirus (HPV) is expected to replace the current smear ... More >>

Cancer Society Supports Government’s Moves To Reduce Inequities In Health System

Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 3:40 pm | Cancer Society New Zealand

The Cancer Society of New Zealand is supportive of the proposed changes to the Health and Disability System, announced by Minister of Health Andrew Little today. Chief Executive Lucy Elwood says the Cancer Society has been pushing for improved national ... More >>

Cancer Society Backs Bold Measures In Government's Proposal For A Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 Action Plan

Friday, 16 April 2021, 9:08 am | Cancer Society

Wellington, 15 April 2021 - Cancer Society says Government's proposed smokefree plan includes bold and forward-thinking measures that are needed at this time to make smokefree 2025 a reality. S moking is the biggest cause of cancer and preventable ... More >>

Cancer Society Supports Sunscreen (Product Safety Standard) Bill

Friday, 9 April 2021, 1:45 pm | Cancer Society

The Cancer Society of New Zealand notes National Party MP Todd Muller's Sunscreen (Product Safety Standard) Bill has passed its first reading and has been referred to Select Committee. "Australia and New Zealand have the highest skin cancer ... More >>

World Cancer Day 4 February- Cancer Still NZ’s # 1 Killer

Thursday, 4 February 2021, 9:44 am | Cancer Society

Nobody expects to get cancer but every day 71 New Zealanders are diagnosed with it. “With the focus on COVID over the last year it’s easy to forget that cancer is still New Zealand’s #1 killer. “We’re in a unique position in the world ... More >>

Cancer Society Call For A Mandatory Sunscreen Standard

Tuesday, 8 December 2020, 6:38 am | Cancer Society New Zealand

We need a mandatory sunscreen standard in New Zealand, say the Cancer Society “It’s the start of the sunburn season of summer when we need to be extra careful about sun protection,” says Lucy Elwood, CE of the Cancer Society of New Zealand. Cancer ... More >>

Report Shows NZ Must Stay Vigilant To Keep Tobacco Industry At Bay

Wednesday, 18 November 2020, 5:41 am | Cancer Society New Zealand

New Zealand is one of the better countries in the world at keeping the tobacco industry from interfering in government policy according to a new report. But with promises of a new Smokefree 2025 plan we need to stay on guard, say the Cancer Society. New ... More >>

Cancer Society Welcomes Vaping Laws

Wednesday, 11 November 2020, 8:27 am | Cancer Society

The Cancer Society is pleased new vaping laws will finally put an end to the marketing of highly addictive products to children and non-smokers. From November 11, it will be illegal to sell vapes to under 18’s and advertising and sponsorship of vaping ... More >>

This Daffodil Day Don’t Let Cancer Become The Forgotten C

Friday, 28 August 2020, 8:00 am | Cancer Society

While the country tries its best to shield from COVID-19, another enemy continues its creep into the lives of one in every three New Zealanders. This Daffodil Day the Cancer Society is urging its supporters not to let cancer become the forgotten ... More >>

ANZ Backs Daffodil Day With A $500K Pledge

Friday, 21 August 2020, 7:55 am | Cancer Society

The Cancer Society’s annual Daffodil Day fundraiser will be heavily affected this year as the charity faces scaled-back fundraising due to COVID-19, but the pledge announced by ANZ today is a welcome relief. To help make-up for the forecasted 30% ... More >>

Cancer Society Welcomes Vaping Legislation

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 4:38 pm | Cancer Society

The Cancer Society is pleased to see the new vaping legislation passed with general cross-party support as it will help protect people from the harms of e-cigarettes and nicotine addiction while also supporting those who use vaping to quit smoking. ... More >>

Daffodil Day Turns 30 As Cancer Society Meets New Challenges

Monday, 3 August 2020, 6:49 pm | Cancer Society New Zealand

Since the first Daffodil Day in 1990 the yearly rate of cancer incidence has doubled say the Cancer Society. And it’s expected to climb further. “With demand for our services increasing, the Cancer Society’s support is more vital than ever. ... More >>

Even Before COVID-19, Over Half Of All DHBs Not Hitting Cancer Treatment Targets

Friday, 17 July 2020, 6:37 am | Cancer Society

11 out of the 20 DHBs did not meet the faster cancer treatment target in the first two quarters of 2019/2020 according to data released late June. This was before the COVID-19 period which has added even more pressure on the health system. “This ... More >>

Cancer Society Daffodil Day Turns 30

Friday, 3 July 2020, 7:40 am | Cancer Society

This year Daffodil Day is especially important. 2020 marks 30 years of Daffodil Day in New Zealand. That’s 30 years of our communities coming together to raise much-needed funds to support people facing cancer. Many New Zealanders have faced ... More >>

Cancer Society Pleased Government Making Health A Priority

Tuesday, 16 June 2020, 4:47 pm | Cancer Society

The Health Minister today released the final report of the Health and Disability System Review , which makes a series of far-reaching recommendations. The review signals a massive overhaul of the system and the Cancer Society say they are pleased ... More >>

New Zealand Has Worse Survival For Bowel Cancer Than Comparable Countries

Wednesday, 3 June 2020, 4:45 pm | Cancer Society

An international study out today shows there is plenty of work to be done to improve advanced bowel cancer survival rates in New Zealand. 5-year survival from colon and rectal cancers was higher in Australia and Canada, intermediate in Demark and Norway, ... More >>

We’re Not Doing Enough To Prevent Cancer

Sunday, 31 May 2020, 8:06 am | Cancer Society New Zealand

Smoking is still the leading cause of preventable deaths in New Zealand says the Cancer Society. On World Smokefree Day today, it is asking New Zealanders to rethink how we get to Smokefree 2025 and a smokefree generation. The Cancer Society has launched ... More >>

Cancer Society Welcomes Biggest Investment In Health In 20 Years

Thursday, 14 May 2020, 9:40 pm | Cancer Society

The Government’s ‘Rebuilding Together’ budget could deliver the world-class cancer care New Zealanders deserve if carefully spent say the Cancer Society. It urges DHBs to take the opportunity to be aspirational for people affected by cancer ... More >>

Dr Chris Jackson briefing to Epidemic Response Committee

Wednesday, 6 May 2020, 12:39 pm | Cancer Society

Our thanks to the committee for the opportunity to speak on behalf of the Cancer Society of NZ and the 24,000 Kiwis affected by cancer each year. More >>

DHBs Must Prioritise Cancer Diagnosis And Treatment To Avoid Preventable Deaths

Tuesday, 28 April 2020, 1:39 pm | Cancer Society

New evidence from overseas shows that lockdowns lead to half as many cancer diagnoses as usual. It also shows that a three-month delay in cancer diagnosis and treatment could result in 400 additional deaths from cancer. “While some parts of our health ... More >>