Author Archives: Barbara Venville-Gibbons

Prostate Cancer now New Zealand’s most diagnosed cancer

News Release 28 August 2022 Prostate cancer is now New Zealand’s most diagnosed cancer and one in eight men will get prostate cancer in their lifetime. Yet, despite all evidence pointing to early detection making the difference between life and death, the third biggest killer of men in this country is not prioritised in the…

New fees free Prost-FIT model announced

More New Zealand men living with prostate cancer, at any stage of diagnosis or treatment, will have access to the bespoke exercise programme Prost-FIT as the Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand removes class entry fees. The Foundation’s Prost-FIT programme is a national network of exercise classes for these men, and since the 2020 Christchurch…

New study opens doors for immunotherapy for prostate cancer

                      21 December 2021 Recent research from the Malaghan Institute, funded by the Prostate Cancer Foundation of NZ has uncovered a new way prostate cancer could be targeted by immunotherapies. The study, which has recently been published in Frontiers in Immunology, found that immune cells, called…

Pedal4Prostate coming to Highlands, Central Otago 2022

Media Release 18 November 2021 We all need some good news about now and the Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand (PCFNZ) has delivered by announcing today the inaugural running of The Highlands Pedal4Prostate at the world class Highlands motor racing circuit in Central Otago. This fantastic new cycling event will take place on Saturday…