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Connolly new chair of Medical Council of NZ

Wednesday, 19 February, 2014 - 08:47

Auckland surgeon, Mr Andrew Connolly has been elected chairperson of the Medical Council replacing Dr John Adams.

Forum to discuss causes of cancer in the workplace

Wednesday, 13 November, 2013 - 15:23

Later this month a forum will be held to discuss substances in the workplace proven to cause cancer. One such ‘substance,’ of particular concern to the Cancer Society, is solar UVR. It is a major hazard in outdoor workplaces as it’s the main cause of skin cancer.

Exposing avoidable cancer risks

Tuesday, 5 November, 2013 - 16:32

Could you be getting cancer from your workplace? Not something most people think about, but the reality is that every year as many as 400 people die from a cancer that was caused by something they were exposed to at work.

Skin cancer costs 'remain under-reported'

Tuesday, 17 September, 2013 - 15:34

The true cost of skin cancer to Kiwis is not known, the Public Health Association Conference in New Plymouth was told today, and a better system for skin cancer reporting is desperately needed.

Visiting Oxford physicist researching cancer at UC

Thursday, 14 March, 2013 - 09:30

A visiting University of Oxford lecturer is researching medical imaging at University of Canterbury (UC) to help in the treatment of cancer and other diseases.

Greg Boyed interviews Dr Andrew Marshall

Sunday, 8 July, 2012 - 12:53

Q+A Dr Andrew Marshall Interview Transcript 08/07/12

Paediatric Society says claims by an Oxford Professor that folic acid in bread could lead to a couple of hundred more cancer cases each year are "completely false" and "selective".

Cancer Society challenges Pharmac forum

Monday, 20 February, 2012 - 16:54

Chief Executive of the Cancer Society, Dalton Kelly, today challenged stakeholders at a PHARMAC forum whether the time hasn't come to abandon the silo approach to delivery of disease prevention and treatment, as is apparent in the public sector.

Better co-ordination key to Aust breast cancer battle

Thursday, 10 November, 2011 - 03:25

Although more Australian women are surviving breast cancer than ever before, further progress in the country's battle against the disease could be made with better co-ordination among the many stakeholders in research, treatment and the overall organisation of care.

Number one killer needs Minister of Cancer - CANGO

Thursday, 18 August, 2011 - 10:20

CANGO, a consortium of eight major cancer NGOS, is calling for a Minister of Cancer to be appointed by the incoming government to stop New Zealand's number one killer, cancer.

Improvements To The NZ Cancer Registry

Friday, 8 April, 2011 - 11:08

A letter has been sent to 14,689 medical practitioners to ensure they are aware of the proposed improvements to the NZ Cancer Registry, announced by Minister Ryall in early February. The letter was sent by the Cancer Registry Board.