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Cancer Society advocates for introduction of breast cancer treatment injection
9 June 2023 – Te Pātaka Whaioranga – Pharmac has started consulting on proposed changes to the funded intravenous breast cancer medicine, trastuzumab. The proposal would see the main funded brand of intravenous trastuzumab change from Herceptin to a biosimilar trastuzumab called Herzuma from 1 Dec.
Cancer Society supports petition to double Ka Ora, Ka Ako healthy school lunches
Wellington, 11 May 2023 – The Cancer Society has joined dozens of other health and community organisations by signing a new Health Coalition Aotearoa (HCA) petition to double the number of schools eligible for Ka Ora, Ka Ako healthy school lunches programme.
Pharmac funds two new treatments for lung cancer
Te Pātaka Whaioranga – Pharmac has announced the funding of two new medicines - pembrolizumab (branded as Keytruda) and atezolizumab (branded as Tecentriq) for people with locally advanced and metastatic non-small cell lung cancer who meet certain eligibility criteria.
Research into endometrial cancer and cancer therapies gets a boost
Today, the Cancer Society of New Zealand is pleased to announce a boost for research into endometrial cancer and cancer therapies. It funds three Post-Doctoral Fellowships, which can potentially transform treatment outcomes for cancer patients.
Experts urge use of free vaccination against a range of cancers
The Cancer Society of New Zealand has launched a campaign to encourage the uptake of the free HPV vaccine that protects against six types of cancer. It comes after concerns that childhood HPV vaccination rates have plummeted during the Covid-19 pandemic.