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Ending Postcode Lottery On PET-CT Scans Bolsters Case For Screening Pilot, Says Prostate Cancer Foundation

Wednesday, 6 March 2024, 10:32 am | Prostate Cancer Foundation

The Prostate Cancer Foundation fully supports Health Minister Shane Reti giving New Zealanders the same access to PET-CT scans no matter where they live, says Danny Bedingfield, the President of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand. “We’d ... More >>

Yes To More Breast Cancer Screening, But What About The Blokes?

Tuesday, 20 February 2024, 1:37 pm | Prostate Cancer Foundation

The Prostate Cancer Foundation congratulates the coalition Government on delivering its promised extension of free breast screening, the most common cancer among New Zealand women. The extension will save lives. But Kiwi men are wondering why it’s ... More >>

New Government Must Move Quickly To Save Lives

Wednesday, 1 November 2023, 4:38 pm | Prostate Cancer Foundation

Whatever the final shape of the new coalition Government, its health policy needs to address an urgent problem that is taking the lives of 700 men each year – prostate cancer. We need better systems for early detection of the disease, but there is no ... More >>

Qualified Political Support For Early Detection Pilot Of Prostate Cancer

Wednesday, 4 October 2023, 11:07 am | Prostate Cancer Foundation

“Going into next month’s election, New Zealand First, Tepati Maori and the Green party all support the early detection pilot and other measures proposed by the Prostate Cancer Foundation. ACT and Labour give qualified support. National has committed ... More >>

National Party Statement On Prostate Cancer Welcomed

Tuesday, 3 October 2023, 4:33 pm | Prostate Cancer Foundation

More than 4000 men are diagnosed and over 700 die from prostate cancer every year. That’s more than twice the road toll. Men’s lives matter too. The Prostate Cancer Foundation today welcomed statements by the National Party relating to prostate cancer ... More >>

Foundation Disappointed By National Health Announcement – Nothing Mentioned About NZ's Prostate Cancer Record

Monday, 21 August 2023, 5:43 pm | Prostate Cancer Foundation

“It’s great to see policies that advocate for more resources being put into cancer treatment. We absolutely applaud and support policy like this that can make a difference to people’s lives. These treatments can be a lifeline for those who ... More >>

Prostate Cancer Petitioner Challenges Political Parties To Front Up And Commit To Less Dead Men

Friday, 28 July 2023, 7:02 pm | Prostate Cancer Foundation

Politicians from most political parties were present at the handover yesterday of a petition of 30,000 + signatures calling for an early detection program for prostate cancer to be implemented. Gerry Brownlee formally presented the petition to Parliament ... More >>

Prostate Cancer Petition Ready To Be Delivered To Parliament

Tuesday, 25 July 2023, 5:39 pm | Prostate Cancer Foundation

A petition calling for a nationwide screening programme for prostate cancer has gathered over 30,000 signatures. The petition, which closed on July 15 and will be handed over to MPs at Parliament at noon on July 27, was instigated by Kristine Hayward, ... More >>

Early-detection Programme For Prostate Cancer Urgently Needed To Save Lives

Wednesday, 24 May 2023, 1:20 pm | Prostate Cancer Foundation

By Danny Bedingfield, President, Prostate Cancer Foundation New Zealand Cancer kills, but early detection of cancer reduces the number who die from it. Whatever the circumstances, there are always better clinical outcomes if the existence of cancer is known earlier. ... More >>

New Horizons In Prostate Cancer Care

Wednesday, 3 May 2023, 8:29 pm | Prostate Cancer Foundation

Leading clinicians and cancer researchers will headline this weekend’s Prostate Cancer Foundation national conference in Auckland, with the theme “New Horizons in Prostate Cancer Care”. Each year, more than 4000 men are diagnosed with prostate ... More >>

PCOR-ANZ Report: Improved Pathway To Prostate Cancer Diagnosis Required If Health Outcomes For Kiwi Men Are To Improve

Sunday, 18 December 2022, 8:10 pm | Prostate Cancer Foundation

While the just released Prostate Cancer Outcomes Registry Australia and New Zealand (PCOR-ANZ) Annual Report confirms that early accurate diagnosis saves lives and improves quality of care, it also confirms that men diagnosed with prostate cancer in Aotearoa ... More >>

A Little Prick Could Be The Difference Between Life And Death For Kiwi Men

Friday, 16 December 2022, 4:01 pm | Prostate Cancer Foundation

As the House winds up for Christmas, the Prostate Cancer Foundation NZ (PCFNZ) welcomes not just the fundraising aspect of the Hansard Auction by ACT Leader David Seymour with the support of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, but the opportunity it affords ... More >>

Prostate Cancer Foundation NZ Announces Fees Free Prost-FIT

Thursday, 25 August 2022, 11:34 am | Prostate Cancer Foundation

More New Zealand men living with prostate cancer , at any stage of diagnosis or treatment, will have access to the bespoke exercise programme Prost-FIT as the Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand removes class entry fees. The Foundation’s Prost-FIT ... More >>

Today Is GivingTuesday!

Tuesday, 30 November 2021, 6:21 am | Prostate Cancer Foundation

After the frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, GivingTuesday the 30th of November, is quite simply a day that encourages people to do good. GivingTuesday has become a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organisations to ... More >>

Great New Event For Central Otago - Pedal4Prostate Coming To Highlands In 2022

Thursday, 18 November 2021, 7:13 am | Prostate Cancer Foundation

We all need some good news about now and the Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand (PCFNZ) has delivered by announcing today the inaugural running of The Highlands Pedal4Prostate at the world class Highlands motor racing circuit in Central Otago. ... More >>

5,000 Kiwi Men Likely To Miss Out On Prostate Cancer Support As Pandemic Delivers A Financial Punch

Wednesday, 6 October 2021, 8:29 am | Prostate Cancer Foundation

Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand (PCFNZ) CEO Peter Dickens was really hoping 2021 would be the year. After Covid-19 lockdowns disrupted the charity’s annual fundraising effort in 2020, he felt confident that 2021 would see Blue September ... More >>

Inequities In Prostate Cancer Testing Allow Too Many Men To Die, Say Experts

Thursday, 2 September 2021, 1:18 pm | Prostate Cancer Foundation

We need to screen, or prostate cancer won’t be seen. That’s the message from the Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand (PCFNZ), which has done a deep dive into new research that shows how effective a screening programme could be. For its ... More >>

Improved Screening For Women's Cancers: Prostate Cancer Foundation NZ Reacts

Friday, 14 May 2021, 10:30 am | Prostate Cancer Foundation

The Prostate Cancer Foundation of NZ has reacted positively to the new initiatives announced by the government to improve screening of women in Aotearoa for cervical and breast cancers. However, the charity believes that the initiatives do highlight ... More >>

Health Sector Reforms: A Solution To The Postcode Lottery?

Thursday, 22 April 2021, 10:24 am | Prostate Cancer Foundation

The President of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand, Mark von Dadelszen, has welcomed the intent of the Government’s health sector reforms as announced by Health Minister Andrew Little and said he hopes it brings an end to the delays, ... More >>

Prostate Cancer Screening - It's Time To Re-Think The Current Inconsistent 'Opportunistic' Approach

Friday, 9 October 2020, 4:08 pm | Prostate Cancer Foundation

Research published in the New Zealand Medical Journal on 9 October 2020 clearly points to the need to reconsider the current inconsistent approach to prostate cancer screening for Kiwi men.[i] Prostate cancer is the leading cancer diagnosed in New ... More >>





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