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Sir Peter steps down as Patron

After many years of reminding blokes to ‘get checked’ and raising awareness of the number one cancer in Kiwi men, Sir Peter Leitch is stepping down as Patron of the Prostate Cancer Foundation. “His forthright approach has resulted in saving the lives of many men through his challenge to them to get checked,” says Foundation…

Sir Peter Leitch: Honorary Member

It was an honour today to present Sir Peter Leitch Honorary Membership of the Prostate Cancer Foundation. Sir Peter has been a longtime support and patron of the Foundation, and staunch advocate for prostate cancer awareness. His no-holes-barred approach to reminding blokes to get checked has undoubtedly saved lives and resulted in better outcomes for…

Blue September Slide

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