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Cancer Society Applauds Courageous Smokefree Action Plan

Thursday, 9 December 2021, 1:07 pm | Cancer Society New Zealand

The Cancer Society of New Zealand applauds the Smokefree Action Plan released today at Parliament praising Government and in particular Associate Health Minister Ayesha Verrall for championing the strong, comprehensive measures outlined in the plan. ... More >>

Cancer Society Hopes Final Pharmac Report Is Stronger

Thursday, 2 December 2021, 6:42 pm | Cancer Society

Today the delayed Interim Report was released by the Pharmac Review Panel. The performance of Pharmac and access to cancer drugs is a major concern for the Cancer Society. Lucy Elwood, CEO of the Cancer Society of New Zealand says: “Every day we see the ... More >>

Cancer Society Urges Bold Action To Reach Smokefree 2025

Thursday, 18 November 2021, 1:23 pm | Cancer Society

Wellington, 17 November 2021 , Today the Cancer Society of New Zealand joined a delegation led by Health Coalition Aotearoa (HCA) to present Associate Health Minister Ayesha Verrall an open letter of support for her Smokefree 2025 Action Plan. Cancer ... More >>

New Zealand Marks Commitment To End Cervical Cancer

Wednesday, 17 November 2021, 6:22 am | Cancer Society New Zealand

Wellington, 17 November 2021 – Worldwide we can eliminate a cancer, words that many would have never thought possible. Today, New Zealand marks its commitment to end cervical cancer. On 17 November last year, the WHO launched the Global strategy ... More >>

Cancer Society Golf Challenge – 72 Holes. 1 Day.

Tuesday, 9 November 2021, 1:29 pm | Cancer Society

It is an understatement to say 2021 has been a difficult year, including the cancellation of numerous gatherings. This has meant forgoing numerous fundraising events for the Cancer Society, including the iconic Daffodil Day street appeal, which raise essential ... More >>

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 >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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