Research and education grants
The Cancer Society continues to support New Zealand scientists and researchers at a time when the Government is backing the future of our country's science and innovation sector.
Your donations help us not only provide vital support services, information and advocacy for people affected by cancer and a range of education and health prevention programmes, but also fund research into cancer treatment, prevention and cures.
Each year Waikato/Bay of Plenty Cancer Society contributes almost $400,000 towards the Cancer Society of New Zealand's $3 million national research fund, in recognition of the crucial role research plays in reducing the impact and incidence of cancer in our community.
This year that fund enabled eight major cancer research projects to continue around New Zealand. But regionally, the Waikato/Bay of Plenty Cancer Society is reaching further into the science and innovation sector.
The Waikato/Bay of Plenty Cancer Society continues to support Dr Michael Jameson (Medical Oncology consultant at Waikato Hospital), and his team with their clinical research, including investigations into the effects of chemotherapy and radiation on patients' white blood cells, and a trial on Manuka honey cream as a prevention of radiation burns in breast cancer patients. Some of the team's research projects are now being expanded to include collaborations with major institutions in the United States and Australia.
Waikato/Bay of Plenty Cancer Society, in conjunction with the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation, also funds the Waikato Breast Care Register which is being analysed with the intention of improving care for those with breast cancer.
Each year your donations help us to fund national research into cancer treatment and cures.
Read more about Cancer Society funded research nationally.
New Zealand Cancer Control Trust
The New Zealand Cancer Control Trust was established in February 2001 with initial funding from the Cancer Society of New Zealand and the Child Cancer Foundation. The Waikato/Bay of Plenty Cancer Society was one of four divisions to contribute funding with the intent to provide continued support for people affected by cancer.
The Trust aims to:
- reduce the burden of cancer on the people of New Zealand
- oversee the development of a national cancer control strategy (NCSS) for New Zealand
- develop a concept for a national cancer control agency
- consult with, inform and educate consumer, professional and relevant Government and non-Government agencies about the need for a national cancer control strategy
- monitor the implementation of a national cancer control strategy.
For more information and the latest updates from the Cancer Control Trust please visit www.cancercontrol.org.nz.
Waikato/Bay of Plenty gratefully acknowledge the support of these organisations: