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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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Update on COVID-19

Update on COVID-19

Updates for people with cancer about COVID-19

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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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Cancer Society lodge is "a haven for people, full of kindness and aroha"

Cancer Society lodge is "a haven for people, full of kindness and aroha"

Jenny tells us about her experiences staying in Cancer Society accommodation, which she describes as 'a very special place'.

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John Torres is a Daffodil Day star and volunteer driver

John Torres is a Daffodil Day star and volunteer driver

Because John couldn’t drive to the hospital, Cancer Society volunteer drivers helped him get to and from each treatment. Two years later, John is now a volunteer driver himself.

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New research direction and funding will deliver better cancer prevention and support

New research direction and funding will deliver better cancer prevention and support

The Cancer Society today announced funding of nearly $2 million to kick start a new direction for cancer research in New Zealand focused on cancer prevention and support.

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Government announces package to aid cancer treatment in the regions

Government announces package to aid cancer treatment in the regions

The Government is pledging to spend millions on upgrading radiation machines and making cancer treatment more accessible in the regions.

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