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National Ovarian Cancer Report

In September during Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month, Cure Our Ovarian Cancer New Zealand submitted our Health Select Committee Report for consideration. It is the culmination of more than a year and a half of research and consultation with affected people, …

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Response to Pharmac Review

The government released a review into Pharmac yesterday after a three month delay. The purpose of the review was to assess how well Pharmac performs against its objectives and whether and how its performance could be improved in particular for …

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2022 Ovarian Cancer Research Grant Open

Cure Our Ovarian Cancer is pleased to announce that applications are open for the 2022 annual grant round. This year we have provided $60 000 in funding to be administered by Graci. We welcome applications from researchers residing in New …

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Find a Billboard on World Ovarian Cancer Day

May 8th is World Ovarian Cancer Day Learn more about the day here. Cure Our Ovarian Cancer has generously been donated billboards across New Zealand. We encourage you to go, check them out – take a photo – and tag …

New Compassionate Access Pharmaceutical Scheme

In this article: AstraZeneca announce new compassionate access scheme for ovarian cancer Pharmac respond to our submission on Avastin AstraZeneca have announced a new compassionate access scheme to give more women access to Olaparib sooner. Their compassionate access scheme gives …

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COVID-19 and Ovarian Cancer

Last Updated July 11th 2022 Cure Our Ovarian Cancer NZ wants to acknowledge that the pandemic is particularly challenging for people living with ovarian cancer. We have collated a selection of resources which may be helpful. Any woman living with ovarian …

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Pae Ora (Healthy Futures) Bill – Oral Submission

Late last year we made a submission on behalf of the New Zealand ovarian cancer community to recommend improvements to the Pae Ora (Healthy Futures) Bill. Aotearoa New Zealand’s public health system has been found to be fragmented, inequitable and …

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Sex and Cancer

A cancer diagnosis can bring physical and emotional changes affecting your relationship with your body and your sexual health. More than 80% of women with cancer experience sexual side effects from treatment, and these symptoms can be temporary or long-lasting. …