'It's going to take me out': Patrick Gower opens up on cancer fears

'It's going to take me out': Patrick Gower opens up on cancer fears

Dr Chris Jackson featured on The Project NZ to speak about the latest World Health Organisation's cancer estimates, which prompted Patrick Gower to open up about cancer fears

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Australasia suffers the highest cancer rate in the world

Australasia suffers the highest cancer rate in the world

Men are most at risk of the 35,897 new cases of cancer expected in New Zealand in 2018, says the World Health Organisation.

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Listen to Dr Chris Jackson on NewsTalkZB

Listen to Dr Chris Jackson on NewsTalkZB

Cancer Society medical director Chris Jackson told Mike Hosking New Zealand has high rates of melanoma, prostate, breast and bowel cancer.

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Cancer survivor's $1m pledge to save more than 50 lives a year

Cancer survivor's $1m pledge to save more than 50 lives a year

David Downs had to travel to Boston to undergo Car-T cell therapy in order to battle non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Now he's trying to make it easier for other Kiwis to receive the treatment.

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Dying patients with rare chemo reaction paying for own drugs

Dying patients with rare chemo reaction paying for own drugs

Dying patients who suffer a rare reaction to chemotherapy are having to pay for their own drugs because their cases are not considered exceptional.

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Breast cancer sufferers dying twice as fast in NZ

Breast cancer sufferers dying twice as fast in NZ

Kiwi women with advanced breast cancer are dying twice as fast as women in comparable countries like Australia.

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$1.5m mercy dash: The race to save young dad Kurt Brunton's life

$1.5m mercy dash: The race to save young dad Kurt Brunton's life

Kurt Brunton, 41, is flying overseas for groundbreaking immunotherapy treatment that will cost up to $1.5 million but he hopes could save his life.

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Cancer Society’s position on e-cigarettes

Cancer Society’s position on e-cigarettes

A new position statement on e-cigarettes is available. E-cigarettes and e-liquid are legally sold in NZ and may or may not contain nicotine.

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Dr Chris Jackson profiled on Stuff.co.nz

Dr Chris Jackson profiled on Stuff.co.nz

For Chris Jackson, who wears many health hats, including that of medical director of the Cancer Society, an upbringing that showed him the value of service was what led him to a life focused on the victims of the disease.

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Daffodil Day 2018 Highlights

Daffodil Day 2018 Highlights

12,000 volunteers and staff around the country took to the streets on Friday to raise funds for the work we do in our communities.

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Review of New Zealand Health and Disability System

Review of New Zealand Health and Disability System

This month Health Minister Dr David Clark, confirmed the final details of the review of New Zealand’s health and disability system. The Cancer Society's Shelley Campbell was on the panel.

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Update on the Cancer Society's position on NZ access to cancer drugs.

Update on the Cancer Society's position on NZ access to cancer drugs.

There has been a lot of coverage in the recent weeks about access to cancer medicines, with many noting NZ Is lagging behind in access to cancer drugs.

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Ground-breaking research into NZ's deadliest cancer shows huge promise

Ground-breaking research into NZ's deadliest cancer shows huge promise

Over 4000 New Zealanders are diagnosed with melanoma every year and around 350 die from the cancer.

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More screening, more lives saved say Cancer Society

More screening, more lives saved say Cancer Society

“We know that Māori have worse outcomes for bowel cancer than non-Māori once diagnosed, and that high participation in screening for Māori is crucial. We strongly endorse the recommendation to strengthen the equity focus and Māori leadership within the programme,” says Chris Jackson.

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Duncan Garner urges Prime Minister to review Pharmac

Duncan Garner urges Prime Minister to review Pharmac

Duncan Garner has made an emotional appeal to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to review Pharmac and prevent unnecessary cancer deaths.

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The Samurai Scientist - our CT Collins scholarship recipient

The Samurai Scientist - our CT Collins scholarship recipient

A scientist by day, samurai student by night, recent CT Scholarship recipient Cintya del Rio talks to us about her PhD thesis on cancer research and her hopes for the future.

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Our Equity Project

Our Equity Project

The Cancer Society is committed to reducing the impact and incidence of cancer for all New Zealanders. However, there are some population groups that have higher incidence, mortality and disproportionate impact across many cancers. Specifically, indigenous peoples around the world carry a disproportionate burden of cancer and this includes ngā tangata Māori here in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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New Zealand found to have highest rates of skin cancer but the news isn't all bad

New Zealand found to have highest rates of skin cancer but the news isn't all bad

Kiwis love the sun but it comes at a price with the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. Listen to what our medical director Dr. Chris Jackson has to say.

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Awesome car handles for our patients!

Awesome car handles for our patients!

Thanks to funding from the Dry July Foundation, our 180+ volunteer drivers can use one of our new 200 Car Handy Bars!

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