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Prostate Cancer Overdiagnosis: a New Zealand perspective

Wednesday, 29 January 2020, 9:55 am | Prostate Cancer Foundation

A recent study published in Australia claimed that 42% of prostate cancers diagnosed between 1982 and 2012 were actually "over diagnosed" and did not need to be treated. However, this does not reflect the current reality for men facing a prostate ... More >>

Alarming inequality endangering lives of Kiwi men

Sunday, 1 September 2019, 11:48 am | Prostate Cancer Foundation

The odds stacked against Kiwi men are increasing as the gap in testing, funding and treatment between men and women’s healthcare continues to widen, causing widespread concern amongst prostate cancer experts. The most recent available Ministry of Health ... More >>

Cyclists raise $135K+ to support Prostate Cancer research

Friday, 12 October 2018, 9:49 am | Prostate Cancer Foundation

Cyclists raise over $135K to support Prostate Cancer research In only its second year, cycling charity event Pedal4Prostate has raised over $135K to help fund vital prostate cancer research. Close to 200 cyclists made their way out to Hampton Downs ... More >>

Men Facing “Russian Roulette” with Prostate Cancer Checks

Friday, 31 August 2018, 6:21 pm | Prostate Cancer Foundation

1 September 2018 Urgent calls for consistency amongst GPs as attitudes and vigilance fluctuate o Countless tales of men with limited options due to inconsistent approach to testing o Kiwi prostate cancer survivors reveal 61% showed no symptoms at the ... More >>

Sporting legends on their bikes to support Prostate Cancer

Monday, 16 July 2018, 5:04 pm | Prostate Cancer Foundation

All Black legend Buck Shelford, former Silver Fern Jenny-May Clarkson and cycling great Jack Swart are jumping on their bikes for an endurance cycling race to raise awareness of prostate cancer. More >>

Thank you Sir Peter: Prostate Cancer Foundation

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 10:29 am | Prostate Cancer Foundation

After many years of reminding blokes to ‘get checked’ and raising awareness of the number one cancer in Kiwi men, Sir Peter Leitch is stepping down as Patron of the Prostate Cancer Foundation. More >>

Conference to Look at Inconsistent Diagnosis and Treatment

Monday, 16 April 2018, 3:43 pm | Prostate Cancer Foundation

Prostate Cancer Foundation NZ (PCFNZ) is calling for a more streamlined approach to deal with inconsistencies and disparities around the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer nationwide. More >>

Farmers Goes Blue to Break Fundraising Record

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 4:43 pm | Prostate Cancer Foundation

FARMERS GOES BLUE TO BREAK FUNDRAISING RECORD Blue September initiatives raise vital funds and drive awareness. More >>

Prostate Cancer’s Terrifying Toll on Kiwi Men Revealed

Friday, 1 September 2017, 8:53 am | Prostate Cancer Foundation

Prostate cancer is having an alarming impact on the male population as figures released today by the Prostate Cancer Foundation reveal the extent, stealth and genetic link behind the nation’s most commonly diagnosed cancer amongst men. More >>

Time for Decisive Action on Prostate Cancer

Sunday, 23 July 2017, 1:56 pm | Prostate Cancer Foundation

Time for Decisive Action on Prostate Cancer: Response to Labour Announcement on Cancer Care Every year 3,000 men in this country are diagnosed with prostate cancer and 600 die – more men are diagnosed with prostate cancer than women diagnosed with ... More >>

Steve Sumner – a fighter to the end

Wednesday, 8 February 2017, 11:22 am | Prostate Cancer Foundation

From the time of his diagnosis with advanced prostate cancer in September 2015 Steve Sumner was determined to make the most of his life, and especially to promote awareness of the number one cancer in New Zealand men. More >>

Prostate Cancer Claiming Lives in Spite of Simple Test

Thursday, 1 September 2016, 9:17 am | Prostate Cancer Foundation

Blue September is having a shake up this year, turning the conversation about Prostate Cancer on its head and challenging New Zealanders to face their fears – there are a million experiences more terrifying than getting a check-up! More >>

‘Industry Rumble’ boxing fundraiser for prostate cancer

Tuesday, 22 March 2016, 1:49 pm | Prostate Cancer Foundation

Glozier-Ewing Productions are proud to announce the ‘Industry Rumble Fight for Life’ on Friday 29 April in support of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of NZ. More >>

It’s Blue September! Save the date!

Thursday, 14 August 2014, 1:58 pm | Prostate Cancer Foundation

It’s September and time to Get Blue! o Get Blue! Face up to prostate cancer! o Get tested! If you’re over 40 get a PSA blood test - it may save your life. o Wear a blue ribbon! Show your support! o Donate and fundraise online at More >>

Māori men at 70% increased risk of dying of prostate cancer

Thursday, 14 August 2014, 12:25 pm | Prostate Cancer Foundation

Graeme Woodside, Chief Executive Officer of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand says, “New Zealand has significant disparities in survival for Māori men living with prostate cancer. As a community, it is absolutely critical we support ... More >>

Education sessions aim to level the playing field

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 9:31 am | Prostate Cancer Foundation

Men urged to increase their knowledge of prostate cancer, and to be prepared to speak up, in order to achieve parity with breast cancer awareness. More >>

National Conference –“Prostate Partners – Working Together”

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 1:32 pm | Prostate Cancer Foundation

The Prostate Cancer Foundation is pleased to announce this year’s National Conference will be held in Wellington and a number of significant speakers are involved, including Minister of Health, Hon Tony Ryall. More >>

$1 million raised for the fight against prostate cancer

Thursday, 22 November 2012, 3:12 pm | Prostate Cancer Foundation

The financial contribution of a large New Zealand company to the fight against prostate cancer was recognised this morning at a presentation at SKYCITY. More >>

CEO Of Prostate Cancer Foundations Resigns

Friday, 9 November 2012, 10:17 am | Prostate Cancer Foundation

Keith Beck has resigned as CEO of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand (PCFNZ). More >>

Dunedin gets stylish for Blue September

Wednesday, 5 September 2012, 2:15 pm | Prostate Cancer Foundation

Dunedin gets stylish for Blue September One of Dunedin’s most distinguished citizens got swept up in Blue September fever this morning as the city showed its support for prostate cancer awareness. Robbie Burns, the city’s best-known monument, now ... More >>