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Our Vision

Eliminating death and suffering from prostate cancer. We will achieve this through offering peer support to men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer (and their families); actively promoting awareness of this disease through community promotions, including our Blue September campaign; funding research; and advocating for patients. More…

 

Latest News

TENA and PCFNZ unite to help NZ men tackle incontinence

Incontinence. It’s one of the most common, but highly stigmatised, health concerns among New Zealand men and now the focus of a new partnership between TENA, leaders in incontinence products, and Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand (PCFNZ). The new, three-year partnership between TENA and PCFNZ will provide tangible support to those inflicted with incontinence…

Tributes flow for Thingee puppeteer Alan Henderson

Alan’s two-year journey of hope ended on Saturday 15th February and we join with many around New Zealand in expressing our condolences to his family, friends and all those whose lives have been enriched by his presence. Close friend and colleague, and PCFNZ Ambassador, Jason Gunn has on behalf of Alan taken the opportunity to…

Prostate Cancer Overdiagnosis: a New Zealand perspective

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 cancer diagnosis in New Zealand. Such a diagnosis is a terrifying experience for an…

Out with Cancer study: LGBTQI+ experiences of cancer and care

Researchers from Western Sydney University are conducting an international study to understand LGBTQI+ experiences of cancer and cancer care across all cancer types and age groups. They are interested in the experiences of all LGBTQI+ people who have had cancer or medical intervention to reduce cancer risk, as well as their carers and LGBTQI+ people who…

Survey: Sexual intimacy following treatment

On behalf of Dr Erik Wibowo, University of Otago Sexual problems are commonly experienced by men after receiving prostate cancer treatment. A team at the University of Otago, led by Dr Erik Wibowo, is launching a brief (~15 min) online research study on how men may maintain sexual intimacy after receiving prostate cancer treatment. Particularly, they are interested in documenting…