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Prostate cancer detection dogs

German Shepherds Frieda and Levi are undergoing training under K9 Medical Detection (K9MD) programme’s efforts in canine cancer detection. Read the full article at https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/lifestyle/2019/03/watch-meet-new-zealand-s-first-prostate-cancer-sniffing-detector-dogs.html  

CANGO Position Statement: Rapid access to cancer medicines in New Zealand

Introduction CANGO (the alliance of Cancer Non-Governmental Organisations) has adopted a position on improving the access to new cancer medicines and treatments in New Zealand. We call on this Government to urgently consider and implement changes for reasons of equity, evidence and deep concerns about the systemic underfunding of more effective cancer treatments. In our…

Relationship Study in Prostate Cancer Patients

Having a supportive partner can benefit cancer survivorship, but single men with prostate cancer may face challenges in initiating a new relationship. Dr Erik Wibowo, Lecturer, Dept. of Anatomy, School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Otago, is conducting a study which aims to identify factors that may enable or prevent men from initiating new relationships following diagnosis….

10 important questions to ask if you’re diagnosed with prostate cancer

Gleason scores, biopsies, radiation therapy… navigating the diagnosis of prostate cancer can be challenging, with a minefield of information, advice and opinions, and certainly lots of questions. A urologist writing for The Washington Post has complied a list of 10 questions which may provide helpful in prompting further questions or investigation. Read more