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The debate continues…

There has been a resurgence of debate around inequalities in the testing for, and treatment of, prostate cancer. While there have been some significant advances in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer over the years, the inequalities continue. In Saturday’s New Zealand Herald Simon Wilson questions if ‘ignorance is bliss’ is the official cancer policy….

New detection technology available in New Zealand

We welcome this new technology, available to patients in the Wellington region. Dr’s Rodd Studd and Grant Russell will be speaking about this in more detail at the National Prostate Cancer Foundation Conference this Sunday at Te Papa. For full conference details click here. https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/103566762/new-safer-prostate-cancer-detection-technology-available-for-first-time-in-nz  

Ministry of Health launches new Prostate Cancer website

The Ministry of Health has launched kupe.net.nz, a website aimed at helping men understand why getting tested is important, and to provide information about the disease. Here’s a short video about it. We encourage you to visit Kupe. [Image source: Ministry of Health www.kupe.net.nz]