Research

Health sector reforms: a solution to the postcode lottery?

The President of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand, Mark von Dadelszen, has welcomed the intent of the Government’s health sector reforms as announced by Health Minister Andrew Little and said he hopes it brings an end to the delays, discriminations and raw deals endured by Kiwi men with prostate cancer. The charity, which…

Quality of Life Study: Participants Invited

The Prostate Cancer Foundation NZ supports the following study [HDEC and AUTEC approved]. Details as provided by the organisers. Are you 18 years old? Are you a NZ permanent resident / citizen? Are you diagnosed with prostate cancer and currently have end staged metastasised stage? Receiving therapy for metastatic prostate cancer? As part of his…

Medicinal Cannabis Research – Participants Invited

Dr Karen Oldfield is a PhD candidate at the Victoria University of Wellington and a Senior Clinical Research Fellow at the Medical Research Institute of New Zealand who is looking at the use of cannabis as a medicine in NZ.  If you are interested in helping with this research, please continue reading below. “Medical cannabis…

Communication networks of men facing a diagnosis of prostate cancer

This study seeks to identify the factors that shape the communication networks of men on a prostate biopsy waiting list and find out how these factors relate to their disclosure about their changing health status. Men facing a potential diagnosis of prostate cancer are in a challenging situation; the benefits of disclosing their changing health…