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NPDC recognise efforts of local legends

Thursday, 28 July, 2022 - 09:43

From flying sick people to hospital and providing support for seniors, children with disabilities and helping people to get fit and healthy - the efforts of this year’s NPDC local legends make impressive reading.

'Bumper crop' of scholarship winners headed for Cambridge

Monday, 15 November, 2021 - 11:14

The calibre of applicants was so high that this year’s Woolf Fisher Scholarships to undertake postgraduate research at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom have been awarded to four students rather than the usual maximum of three.

BTSNZ response to State of Cancer Care in NZ 2020 report

Wednesday, 3 February, 2021 - 09:00

Data included in a comprehensive report released yesterday by the Cancer Control Agency reveals the dire situation faced by New Zealanders diagnosed with brain cancer.

Beating the track for brain cancer

Monday, 31 August, 2020 - 09:24

Brain Tumour Support NZ is delighted to be confirmed as the charity partner for Beating The Track For Brain Cancer, an awareness and fundraising campaign by Thames woman, Kate Coatsworth, to traverse the entire length of Aotearoa, New Zealand.

'Brain cancer clinical trial gives hope to patients'

Thursday, 13 August, 2020 - 08:29

Australian researchers have found that patients who received a cellular immunotherapy for the deadly brain cancer glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) in a clinical trial, on average survived longer than would have been expected without the treatment.

New poll 'illustrates confusion about euthanasia bill'

Tuesday, 12 November, 2019 - 17:29

A new nationwide Curia Market Research poll shows the vast majority of New Zealanders are confused about what the End of Life Choice Bill aims to legalise.

New poll illustrates confusion about euthanasia bill - Euthanasia-Free NZ

Tuesday, 12 November, 2019 - 07:02

A new nationwide Curia Market Research poll shows the vast majority of New Zealanders are confused about what the End of Life Choice Bill aims to legalise.

Radiation can up survival rates in elderly brain cancer patients - RANZCR

Thursday, 17 October, 2019 - 10:30

Elderly patients with Glioblastoma (primary brain tumours) and good baseline performance status had similar survival outcomes to younger patients when treated with the Stupp protocol according to data1 presented at the 70th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College

Otago scientist fears many Kiwis unaware they have ALK positive lung cancer

Thursday, 5 September, 2019 - 08:56

A University of Otago scientist is concerned there could be a considerable number of Kiwis unaware they have ALK positive lung cancer as Pharmac is looking to fund Alecensa, a drug to treat this particular cancer.

Crowdfunding not a substitute for travel insurance - SCTI

Wednesday, 27 February, 2019 - 08:31

Uninsured Kiwi travellers shouldn’t expect crowdfunding campaigns, and the generosity of hardworking New Zealanders, to help foot the bill if they get into trouble while overseas, urges Southern Cross Travel Insurance ( SCTI).