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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 >>

Eating Well - How Do Vulnerable People Stay Strong During These Times?

Wednesday, 8 April 2020, 4:03 pm | Cancer Society

The Cancer Society has had lots of questions from people with cancer about their lowered immunity and what that means in the fight against COVID-19. Dr Chris Jackson says that people who have had cancer surgery or cancer treatment in the last three ... More >>

Cancer Society Still Open And Ready To Help

Saturday, 28 March 2020, 11:27 am | Cancer Society

Cancer Society say they are still here supporting people with cancer. “COVID-19 is having a big impact on the lives of many and we’ve had to change how we do things,” says Elizabeth Chesterman, Cancer Society Canterbury-West Coast Chief Executive. ... More >>

Cancer Society Here To Help As Treatments And Services Change And Adapt

Thursday, 26 March 2020, 9:25 am | Cancer Society

The Government has confirmed the continued provision of cancer services is essential. This means that patients who need treatment will get treatment. “As we enter the lockdown and consider how people with lower immunity might be affected by treatment, ... More >>

Cancer Society releases information and advice for Kiwis

Friday, 20 March 2020, 8:32 am | Cancer Society

Recognising that Covid-19 is adding stress and worry to an already very difficult situation for those with cancer, the Cancer Society’s Medical Director, Dr Chris Jackson, is reassuring them his organisation is available to support them in any ... More >>

Cancer Society Responds To Proposed Vaping Regulations

Sunday, 23 February 2020, 11:29 am | Cancer Society

The Cancer Society calls for cross-party support to ensure vaping regulations are introduced. The Cancer Society is pleased to see the vaping Bill introduced by Associate Health Minister Jenny Salesa and urges for a speedy process, supported by all political ... More >>

Cancer Society responds to updated Cancer Action Plan

Wednesday, 5 February 2020, 8:22 am | Cancer Society

On World Cancer Day, the release of the finalised cancer action plan is good news for New Zealanders with a plan that has equity, fewer cancers and better cancer care at its heart. Without the agreed funding, the Agency will not be able to meet and ... More >>

Celebrate, remember and fight back on World Cancer Day

Tuesday, 4 February 2020, 8:15 am | Cancer Society

Today is World Cancer Day. Every year nearly 9.5 million people across the globe die from cancer, and millions more are affected. More >>

Cancer Society Ball returns to Queenstown

Thursday, 26 September 2019, 3:22 pm | Cancer Society

After a three-year hiatus Queenstown’s local Cancer Society is bringing its annual fundraising ball back to life. On November 23, the Queenstown Memorial Centre will wind back the clock to the 1920s for a Great Gatsby Ball raising funds for the charity. ... More >>

Behind the Cancer Headlines

Friday, 30 August 2019, 8:11 am | Cancer Society

Behind the headlines about a cancer crisis and the Government being pressed to overcome cancer inequality in New Zealand, a growing number of New Zealanders are reliant on the support services provided free by organisations like the Cancer Society. More >>

Iconic Auckland Landmarks Light Up to support Daffodil Day

Tuesday, 27 August 2019, 8:04 am | Cancer Society

Top Auckland landmarks will this week shine bright for Daffodil Day with the Vector Lights on the Auckland Harbour Bridge, Sky Tower and Eden Park supporting the Cancer Society. More >>

Importance of support services highlighted this Daffodil Day

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 3:12 pm | Cancer Society

20 August 2019 Cancer Society puts importance of support services in spotlight this Daffodil Day The Cancer Society is asking people to dig deep to help Kiwis facing cancer when they donate on Daffodil Day, Friday 30 August. More >>

Cancer Society calls out Consumer NZ on sunscreen testing

Wednesday, 30 January 2019, 4:29 pm | Cancer Society

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. More >>

Cancer Society Calls Out Consumer NZ on Sunscreen Testing

Wednesday, 30 January 2019, 11:48 am | Cancer Society

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. More >>

The time is right to ban smoking in cars with kids

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 3:19 pm | Cancer Society

The Cancer Society say the time is right to protect the thousands of children exposed to a cocktail of pollutants in smoke-filled cars every day. Cancer Society is lending its support to a petition launched this week calling for a ban on smoking in cars ... More >>

More screening, more lives saved say Cancer Society

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 12:14 pm | Cancer Society New Zealand

The Cancer Society welcome the positive review of the National Bowel Screening Programme released today . More >>

Coffee Culture breathing nothing but fresh air

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 12:42 pm | Cancer Society

Patrons at Coffee Cultures nationwide will shortly be breathing nothing but fresh air, with all 18 stores becoming completely smokefree from tomorrow – World Smokefree Day. More >>

Auckland Council Makes Outdoor Dining Smokefree

Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 4:55 pm | Cancer Society

Auckland Council has strengthened their Smokefree Policy to make all outdoor dining on footpath areas smokefree. The new policy, which will come into effect from November 2017, requires all cafés and restaurants with licenses to provide outdoor dining ... More >>

Cancer Society Seeks Participants for Charity Skydive

Wednesday, 6 September 2017, 12:14 pm | Cancer Society

The Waikato/Bay of Plenty Cancer Society is seeking participants for their next fundraising initiative Jump for Cancer , a unique fundraising event in which people raise funds in return for a tandem skydive. More >>