Prostate News

Let’s stop politicising cancer services in New Zealand

Media Release: 31 July 2019 Simon Bridges’ recent announcement that the National Party will create a new Cancer Agency and allocate $200 million to cancer medicines upon being elected to Government further raises the stakes in what appears to be yet another round of the political lottery of cancer funding. Politicisation of cancer services has a…

Get Pedalling for Prostate

Cyclists are encouraged to start training now for the 3rd annual Pedal4Prostate at Hampton Downs on Sunday 13 October 2019. The 196 cyclists who took part in last year’s event raised over $137,000 for the Prostate Cancer Foundation and organisers are hoping for an even bigger turn out this year. Prostate Cancer Foundation CEO, Graeme…

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…