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New Normal Same Cancer

The Prostate Cancer Foundation is proud to be partnering with some of New Zealand’s leading organisations – Breast Cancer Aotea Coalition, Bowel Cancer New Zealand, Breast Cancer Foundation NZ, Cure Our Ovarian Cancer, Lung Foundation and the NZ Gynaecological Cancer Foundation – reminding Kiwis that it is safe to return to their doctors. The risks…

The State of Cancer in New Zealand 2020

Te Aho o Te Kahu Cancer Control Agency on 2 February 2021 released The State of Cancer in New Zealand 2020 Report, which they refer to as the first stage in an ongoing critical analysis of New Zealand’s cancer care system. This is our response. While this report offers a comprehensive overview of where cancer…

Simon Wilson: Cancer Diary

Senior Herald writer Simon Wilson was diagnosed with prostate cancer and underwent surgery in early 2018, a journey he documented in his Cancer Diaries published in the NZ Herald. Prior to Christmas 2020 he made daily visits to Auckland City Hospital where he “found fear and hope in 33 days in the radiotherapy room”. Read…

Graeme Woodside, CEO

CEO Retirement

The Chief Executive Officer of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand, Graeme Woodside, has advised the Board of his retirement, effective early February 2021. The Board very much regrets his retirement but respects his wish to cease full-time employment. Graeme joined the Foundation as CEO in early spring 2013, having had considerable experience in…

Prost-FIT launches on the Shore

We’re really excited to announce that Prost-FIT, the programme designed specifically for men with prostate cancer, has hit Auckland with the first class starting in Northcote, Thursday 29 October. All the details are on the flyer in this post, RSVP to class organiser Lisa Gombinsky. A West Auckland class is due to kick off Nov…