In The News

In The News

It is hard to keep ahead of all the media coverage of cancer care and experiences throughout the division. Click here to browse through the most recent and relevant articles available online.

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Cancer Society applaud ambitious new cancer plan, challenges government on funding

Cancer Society applaud ambitious new cancer plan, challenges government on funding

The release of the Cancer Action Plan and the formation of a National Cancer Agency is the biggest restructure in cancer since 2003 say the Cancer Society. The detail remains to be confirmed and will require funding in next year’s budget to deliver on many of the plan’s ambitions.

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Cook Brothers Fundraiser a community effort

Cook Brothers Fundraiser a community effort

You don't have to go far to come across someone you know who has been affected by cancer. For Cook
Brothers Construction, this reality has hit home on their team more than once.

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Rob Roy Dairy Going Smokefree

Rob Roy Dairy Going Smokefree

Rob Roy Dairy Owner Liz has pledged to stop the stock of tobacco on the 10th of September, 2019 for her birthday. Liz is celebrating 30 years of being Smokefree and would like to raise community awareness of the Smokefree 2025 goal.

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New research direction and funding will deliver better cancer prevention and support

New research direction and funding will deliver better cancer prevention and support

The Cancer Society today announced funding of nearly $2million to kick start a new direction for cancer research in New Zealand focused on cancer prevention and support.

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Runway For Life

Runway For Life

Saturday 13th July saw the launch of the inaugural Runway For Life. Top designers from across Otago and New Zealand donated incredible pieces which were sold by silent-auction. Together with the popular Pop-Up shop we raised over $10,500 for the Cancer Society!

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A flu shot can reduce your risk of severe infection

A flu shot can reduce your risk of severe infection

Around one in four New Zealanders are infected with influenza each year. Influenza is not the same as a cold - it is a more serious disease that can make existing medical conditions worse.

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Relay For Life 2019

Relay For Life 2019

We would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who made our Relay for Life 2019 events so successful. Together we raised over $335,000 across the three events (Queenstown, Wanaka & Otago Students).

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