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New Zealand Gynaecological Cancer Month

September is Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month Every year over 1000 wahine in New Zealand will be diagnosed with a gynaecological cancer. Gynaecological cancers include ovarian, cervical, uterine (also known as womb or endometrial), vulva and vaginal. Over 400 wahine die …

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Seeking Trustee Applications

Volunteer With Us We are looking for two incredible people to join our trustee board. Ovarian cancer is under researched and over deadly. It kills more women every year than the road toll and receives a fraction of the funding. …

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Ovarian Cancer NZ 2021 Research Grant Calls For Applicants

Cure Our Ovarian Cancer NZ is pleased to announce the advertisement of our third research grant. The grant for $25 000 is calling for research proposals investigating a frequently incurable type of ovarian cancer that disproportionately affects young kiwis. Specifically …

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Help stop women from dying

Ovarian cancer sufferer calls for more funding to treat disease “The Government’s pre-budget promise of a multi-million dollar injection into breast and cervical cancer screening has prompted calls for more funding to treat more cancers. Ovarian cancer is the fifth …

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NZ World Ovarian Cancer Day Campaign

On May 8th we use World Ovarian Cancer Day as an opportunity to raise awareness of ovarian cancer – in particular ovarian cancer in younger women, and our global research. This year’s campaign involved 35 women, over 350 billboards (including …

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New Normal Same Cancer

During the pandemic, some of us in New Zealand may have felt uneasy about visiting our medical centres or GP’s. In fact, the psychosocial effects of COVID-19 have been a significant factor in declining numbers of cancer tests as the …

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Dear MPs it’s time for the silence to end

In February 2021, for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, we once again wrote to New Zealand MPs to draw their attention to the appalling state of affairs for women with ovarian cancer. You can read our letter below. 01/02/21 Dear Member …