South Canterbury cancer patients are being sent to Dunedin for treatment because of pressure on the Christchurch radiation service.
New tumour treatment standards let patients check whether their care matches the timeline set for New Zealand public hospitals, Southern Cancer Network director Dr Shaun Costello says.
Health Minister Tony Ryall made a ''huge song and dance'' in the last Budget about improving cancer care, but fewer than half of the new cancer nurse co-ordinators have been recruited nearly a year after they were announced, Labour health spokeswoman Annette King says.
''Team Hot Fuzz'' had a close shave for a good cause in Dunedin yesterday.
Manuaitu Haggie has learned to be brave before he has learned to read and write.
New Zealand's high melanoma rate is "unacceptable" and more needs to be done to protect the nation's school pupils from excessive sun exposure, Associate Prof Tony Reeder says.
University of Otago and Auckland University scientists joined forces in a joint presentation to Parliament yesterday, highlighting the cancer research undertaken in this country.
New Zealand's cancer mortality rate has fallen more than 16% in a decade, Health Ministry figures show.
Dunedin-based Pacific Edge was on track to launch its diagnostic test for bladder cancer, Cxbladder, in the United States in March next year, chief executive David Darling said yesterday.
A first-of-a-kind prostate cancer treatment that uses the body's immune system to fight the disease has received US government approval, offering an important alternative to more intensive treatments like chemotherapy.
Tomorrow is the start of Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month, raising awareness of a disease which kills one woman a day in New Zealand.
Dunedin teenager Karli Adams (14) knows she cannot change the fact her father Garth died when he was 31, but that does not stop her wondering what her life might have been like if he was still alive.
The Angus Beaton fundraiser on Saturday night raised $42,000 for the Beaton family, who are in Christchurch with their son Angus, who was diagnosed with cancer in April.
Friends of Angus Beaton and the Arrowtown community have helped raise more than $7000 to aid the preschool pupil's journey in Christchurch.
Cancer survival rates have improved markedly - although the picture is not so rosy if you are Maori or poor, a University of Otago report says.
When Queenstown mother of two Nicki Smith found an area of swelling in her breast last year her life changed.
"Quite a damning" report into New Zealand's cervical screening programme reveals significant issues to be addressed before the service can be considered world class, University of Otago Associate Prof Brian Cox says.
University of Otago research into cancer-enabling genes could be used to help develop therapies to fight certain cancers, including kidney and ovarian cancer.
When Wanaka toddler Ciara Hovey (2) starts her next fight against a rare soft-tissue cancer, rhabdomyosarcoma, in Christchurch today, her bald teachers at Oanaka Educare Centre will have every reason to be thinking about her.
Sandra Turner has cancer. She also has a lust for life, Shane Gilchrist discovers.