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An Historic First As The Cancer Society Appoints First Female And Māori Medical Director In Co-Directorship

Wednesday, 25 August 2021, 6:12 am | Cancer Society New Zealand

24 August 2021 Today the Cancer Society of New Zealand heralds two historic firsts – the appointment of our first female and first Māori Medical Director. Dr George Laking (Te Whakatōhea) and Dr Kate Gregory have been jointly appointed as Co-Medical ... More >>

Big Blow To Cancer Society As Daffodil Day Street Collection Impacted Again

Sunday, 22 August 2021, 4:16 pm | Cancer Society

The Cancer Society is urging supporters to donate and fundraise online as Covid forces the cancellation of its iconic street collection. Cancer Society of New Zealand CEO Lucy Elwood says, “Last year, we were unable to hold a street appeal in Auckland. ... More >>

Big Blow To Cancer Society As Daffodil Day Street Collection Impacted Again

Saturday, 21 August 2021, 6:32 am | Cancer Society New Zealand

The Cancer Society is urging supporters to donate and fundraise online as Covid forces the cancellation of its iconic street collection. Cancer Society of New Zealand CEO Lucy Elwood says, “Last year, we were unable to hold a street appeal in Auckland. ... More >>

Cancer Society is on the ground, not off the planet

Monday, 16 August 2021, 2:48 pm | Cancer Society

The Cancer Society has expressed concern that critical cancer care targets, such as monitoring the time from diagnosis to treatment, do not feature in the 12 new health system indicators in an open letter to Hon Minister Little. The letter details ... More >>

Monitoring Of The Legislation Will Be Crucial To Protect Young People From The Harms Of Vaping

Wednesday, 11 August 2021, 4:38 pm | Cancer Society

Cancer Society welcomes restrictions on flavoured vape products from stores where children regularly shop but says monitoring of the legislation will be crucial to protect young people from the harms of vaping. From today, only specialist R18 stores ... More >>

The Cancer Society Calls For Double The Effort This Daffodil Day, As The Number Of People Affected By Cancer Doubles

Wednesday, 11 August 2021, 9:16 am | Cancer Society

“The number of people affected by cancer has doubled since 1991 and is set to double again by 2040,” says Cancer Society of New Zealand, CEO Lucy Elwood in the lead up to Daffodil Day on 27 August, the Society’s largest Annual street appeal. ... More >>

Dr Shane Reti’s Member’s Bill Pulled From Ballot

Friday, 6 August 2021, 11:40 am | Cancer Society

National Party MP Dr Shane Reti’s Member’s Bill has been pulled from the ballot today and would see unfunded chemotherapy drugs administered in public hospitals. The Member’s Bill proposes a law change that would allow DHBs to administer, and ... More >>

Dick Frizzell’s Iconic Design Re-imagined For Daffodil Day

Sunday, 1 August 2021, 7:02 pm | Cancer Society

Move over Mickey Mouse, it’s Daffy’s turn to get the Dick Frizzell treatment. The Cancer Society has teamed up with the legendary New Zealand artist to create an exclusive run of prints for Daffodil Day. Essentially you can look fab sporting ... More >>

Cancer Society Announces Over $1m In New Research To Combat Cancer In New Zealand

Wednesday, 28 July 2021, 1:05 pm | Cancer Society

Wellington, 28 July 2021 - The Cancer Society of New Zealand has funded more than $1,000,0000 in new research to combat cancer through its scientific 2020 Grant Round. Among the projects funded include research into the impact of HPV vaccination on ... More >>

New Zealanders Show Support For Getting Smokes Out Of Shops

Tuesday, 1 June 2021, 5:35 am | Cancer Society New Zealand

Left: Dr Liz Craig, Chair of the Health Select Committee and a member of the Petitions Select Committee |  Right: Bridget Forsyth, Health Promotion Coordinator at Cancer Society of Otago & Southland Division 31 May 2021 – Today, the ... More >>

Budget 2021: Cancer Screening And Prevention A Winner, But More Work Needs To Be Done For Cancer Treatment

Friday, 21 May 2021, 5:29 am | Cancer Society New Zealand

The Cancer Society of New Zealand welcomes extra funding for improving cancer screening programmes and prevention, but the outcomes for cancer treatment are less clear. The Wellbeing Budget 2021 allocates extra funding to roll out the National Bowel ... More >>

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 >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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