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Cancer Society welcomes vaping legislation

Cancer Society welcomes vaping legislation

The Cancer Society is pleased to see the new vaping legislation passed with general cross-party support.

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Cannabis referendum 2020

Cannabis referendum 2020

All New Zealanders voting in the general election this year will also be asked a yes or no question on your support of cannabis legalisation.

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Update on COVID-19

Update on COVID-19

Updates for people with cancer about COVID-19

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June is Men's Health Month

June is Men's Health Month

This Men's Health month we spoke with people about their cancer experiences to gain some insight into men’s health.

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New Zealand has worse survival for bowel cancer than comparable countries

New Zealand has worse survival for bowel cancer than comparable countries

An international study out today shows there is plenty of work to be done to improve advanced bowel cancer survival rates in New Zealand.

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Tobacco is still harming our communities

Tobacco is still harming our communities

This World Smokefree Day May 31, we want to draw attention to the thousands of places you can buy tobacco.

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The Cancer Society responds to proposed vaping regulations

The Cancer Society responds to proposed vaping regulations

The Cancer Society calls for cross-party support to ensure vaping regulations are introduced.

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Will you celebrate, remember and fight back on World Cancer Day?

Will you celebrate, remember and fight back on World Cancer Day?

Today is World Cancer Day. Will you celebrate, remember and fight back?

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Cancer Society research grant supports new technology to help bowel surgery patients recover faster

Cancer Society research grant supports new technology to help bowel surgery patients recover faster

Greg O’Grady creates devices that solve problems. Aided by a Cancer Society research grant he is able to trial a new device to aid stoma patients who have had bowel surgery.

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Discovering biomarkers in ovarian cancer

Discovering biomarkers in ovarian cancer

Jane Pitman's research is focused on early biomarkers of ovarian cancer. This will have an impact on the survival rate of women affected by ovarian cancer.

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Self-screening a game changer for cervical cancer

Self-screening a game changer for cervical cancer

Our cervical screening programme is failing Māori women, says Anna Adcock (Ngāti Mutunga) researcher and PHD student. Anna's research will inform policy and address cancer inequities for Māori.

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Cancer Society comments on Cancer Medicine funding update from PHARMAC

Cancer Society comments on Cancer Medicine funding update from PHARMAC

Chris Jackson, Cancer Society Medical Director comments on Cancer Medicine funding update from PHARMAC

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Cancer Society call for urgency on Smoke-free 2025 action plan and vaping regulations

Cancer Society call for urgency on Smoke-free 2025 action plan and vaping regulations

The Smoke-free action plan and vaping regulations are now overdue.

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Cancer Society 100% confident in sunscreen

Cancer Society 100% confident in sunscreen

The Cancer Society had its full sunscreen range independently tested at an FDA-approved, ISO registered laboratory this year. The results show all products exceed their SPF claims

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Dame Tariana Turia presents award to Auahi Kore stalwart – Sue Taylor tonight

Dame Tariana Turia presents award to Auahi Kore stalwart – Sue Taylor tonight

This year’s Tariana Turia Award for achievement in indigenous tobacco control, presented by Dame Tariana, has been awarded to Sue Taylor.

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Cancer Society responds to the draft cancer action plan

Cancer Society responds to the draft cancer action plan

The Cancer Society responds to the government's draft cancer action plan

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Cancer Society sunscreen test results for 2019/2020 season

Cancer Society sunscreen test results for 2019/2020 season

Cancer Society sunscreen test results for the 2019/2020 season

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They were strangers now they're family

They were strangers now they're family

Cancer Society's accommodation made a huge difference to Kerry during his cancer treatment, allowing him to avoid regular two and a half hour drives to receive treatment.

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New Zealand’s cancer control progress has stalled - a well-funded cancer plan needed

New Zealand’s cancer control progress has stalled - a well-funded cancer plan needed

New research out today shows that New Zealand is near the bottom for cancer survival compared to other countries with similar health care systems.

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Cancer Society reacts to Cancer Action Plan

Cancer Society reacts to Cancer Action Plan

Cancer Society applaud ambitious new cancer plan, challenges government on funding

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