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Treatment options for metastatic urothelial carcinoma: learning from expert debate

Updated 20 April 2023

A new independent medical education activity from Springer Healthcare IME aims to increase knowledge of treatment options for metastatic urothelial cancer. In two lively debates, experts Axel Merseburger, Enrique Grande and María-José Juan-Fita challenge each other to find the best treatment approach for real-life case studies and work together to find possible solutions.

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The Cancer Society of New Zealand (Te Kāhui Matepukupuku o Aotearoa) is excited to announce that the 2023 National Grant Round is now open.

Updated 13 April 2023

The aim of the Cancer Society’s National Grant Round is to fund high-quality research across the cancer continuum (including prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and supportive care). In 2023, we are offering Research Grants, Post-Doctoral Fellowships, and PhD Scholarships. PhD Scholarship application documents will be available in early 2023.

Please note that we have specific funding available for Melanoma & Lung Cancer research, and we encourage applications in these research areas.

More information here:

Early bird registration is open for the Breast Cancer Trials 44th Annual Scientific Meeting

Updated 21st February 2023

Early bird registration is open for the Breast Cancer Trials 44th Annual Scientific Meeting, which will be held in Auckland NZ 26-28 July 2023.

Don’t miss this chance to be amongst the very best breast cancer researchers for the premier event on the clinical trials calendar.

Register here


Latest Lung Cancer Research Review

Updated 6th December 2022

Welcome to Issue 23 of Lung Cancer Research Review.

This issue features research on the value of nivolumab re-treatment after response to prior immunotherapy, and the use of opioids in advanced lung cancer.

view the issue online.

Roche release | Blood test may help improve equity for late-stage lung cancer patients

Updated 11th October 2022

Lung cancer and improving the diagnostic process by sampling circulating tumour DNA in blood, is at the heart of research that has won the 2022 Roche Translational Cancer Research Fellowship (RTCRF).

Dr Annie Wong is leading a team of New Zealand’s top oncologists from the universities of Otago and Auckland, to develop a method to speed up that diagnosis.

Pancare Foundation in Melbourne Victorian Cancer Agency (VCA) fellowships released

Updated 11th July 2022

Pancare Foundation in Melbourne, Australia have released information on the 2022 Victorian Cancer Agency (VCA) fellowships for early and middle career researchers, open to potentially interested parties in NZ.

This opportunity is for Early and Mid-Career Research Fellowships (Incorporating the Low-Survival Cancer Philanthropic Research Fellowship Scheme) in either a Biomedical or Non-biomedical research stream. Pancare and the VCA are welcoming applications from New Zealand citizens who could be based in Victoria for a majority of the funding period.

Pūrongo Ārai Mate Pukupuku, the Cancer Prevention Report released from Te Aho o Te Kahu

Updated 12th March 2022

Quality Statements to Guide Melanoma Diagnosis and Treatment in New Zealand has been published with support from Melanoma Network of New Zealand and Te Aho o Te Kahu.

Updated 12th March 2022

News out from PHARMAC , they are delisting the Apotex brand of megestrol acetate on 1 May 2022.

Updated 12th March 2022

Do you live in Aotearoa New Zealand and have a pancreatic cancer diagnosis? Are you a health professional that works with patients with pancreatic cancer?

Updated 12th March 2022

Cancer Symptom Trials (CST)

Updated 11th November 2021

Action Plan for improving diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer

Updated 4th October 2021

The Prostate Cancer Quality Improvement Monitoring Report is now available on the Te Aho o Te Kahu website

Updated 4th October 2021

Breast Cancer Research Review - Issue 34

Updated 6th September 2021

Cancer Research Trust - Help us raise money to fund more research!

Updated 19th August 2021

Major new projects funded by Cancer Research Trust

Updated 19th August 2021

Initiative to support vaccination

Updated 6th September 2021

Precision Oncology Issue

Uploaded 26th July 2021

Lymphoma and Leukaemia Research Review

Uploaded 20th July 2021