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Cancer Patients Getting More Chemotherapy

Publicly funded chemotherapy clinics have increased 25% in two years, to just over 57,000 outpatient sessions in public hospitals in the 2009/10 year.

Shared Care Agreement The Best Of Both Worlds For Cancer Patients

A new shared care agreement between Capital & Coast and Canterbury District Health Boards will ensure some of our most vulnerable patients and their families have certainty around their care and retain many paediatric oncology services in Wellington.

Wellington And Canty Agree On Shared Child Cancer Service

(EMBARGOED 0500 Sept 22)

Wellington, Sept 22 NZPA - The treatment of most Wellington child cancer patients will be able to take place in the capital, the Capital and Coast District Health Board said today.

Lung Cancer Drug Now Funded

Lung Cancer Drug Now Funded

Wellington, Sept 3 NZPA - People with advanced lung cancer could find it much easier to be treated at home with Pharmac announcing an oral cancer drug will now be funded.

As of October 1, the oral drug erlotinib (tarceva) will be funded for people with advanced lung cancer.

New Zealanders To Benefit From Newly Funded Lung Cancer Treatment

New Zealanders To Benefit From Newly Funded Lung Cancer Treatment

New Zealanders fighting the country's leading cause of cancer death will benefit following PHARMAC's announcement today of their decision to fund Roche's Tarceva® (erlotinib), a treatment that extends survival and improves quality of life for advanced lung cancer sufferers 1.

New Lung Cancer Drug Funded In Multi-Product Roche Agreement

Funding a new drug for people with advanced lung cancer and widening access to two other cancer treatments are features of a new agreement PHARMAC has reached with pharmaceutical company Roche Products (NZ) Ltd.

Ryall Turns Down Southern DHB's Proposal

Ryall Turns Down Southern DHB's Proposal

Wellington, Aug 27 NZPA - Health Minister Tony Ryall has declined a request to allow self-funded chemotherapy drugs to be administered in Dunedin Hospital.

Ryall: Statement On 'Bridging The Gap'

Ryall: Statement On 'Bridging The Gap'

Health Minister Tony Ryall is declining a request to allow self-funded chemotherapy drugs to be administered in Dunedin Hospital.

News that a new private chemotherapy service is planned for Dunedin removes the primary impetus for Southern DHB's proposal to pilot 'Bridging the Gap'.

Wellington Surgeon Censured, Fined After Patient Dies

Wellington Surgeon Censured, Fined After Patient Dies

Wellington, Aug 19 NZPA - A Wellington surgeon who has been the subject of numerous complaints about failing to properly inform patients has been ordered to pay more than $100,000 in fines and costs after the death of a patient.

Herpes Virus Breakthrough In Mouth Cancer Treatment

Doctors have used a genetically engineered herpes virus to help treat patients suffering from mouth, neck and head cancer.