Media and News
10 April 2013Switch off sunbeds
Dr Jan Pearson, Health Promotion Manager for the Cancer Society is calling for Government to switch off sunbeds.
22 February 2013Plain packs at last!
The Cancer Society is over the moon with the government’s announcement today to introduce plain packaging for tobacco products.
01 February 2013An Ice Relay for Cancer
Staff and supporters at Antarctica New Zealand’s Scott Base will pound a track near the world’s biggest ice shelf for 12 hours this weekend in a chilly cancer awareness event - the first Cancer Society Relay For Life to be held on the ice.
01 February 2013Employers urged to remember sun safety responsibilities
With New Zealand having one of the highest rates of melanoma in the world, people who work outdoors are being reminded to protect themselves as they have a higher risk of developing skin cancers.
01 February 2013World Cancer Day - February 4
World Cancer Day 2013 (Monday, 4 February) is an opportunity for cancer organisations around the world to dispel damaging myths and misconceptions about cancer. This year the international day is themed ‘Cancer – did you know?'
In New Zealand the campaign has been adopted by CANGO, a group of eight prominent non-government cancer organisations. “World Cancer Day is an opportunity for us to provide factual information to improve general knowledge of cancer and dismiss misconceptions,” said chair of the group, Pru Etcheverry (Chief Executive of Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand).