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BUDGET 2016: Bowel cancer screening

John Kerr posted in on May 26th, 2016.

The national budget announced today reveals an investement in a national bowel screening programme: Budget 2016 invests $39.3 million over four years for national bowel screening – starting with Hutt Valley and Wairarapa DHBs. This will be followed by a progressive roll-out across the country. The SMC collected the following commentary. Associate Professor Brian Cox, […]

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Bowel cancer screening – in the news

John Kerr posted in on August 21st, 2015.

The release of a major report on bowel cancer this week has re-ignited debate over nationwide screening for the disease. Bowel cancer is the most common cancer in New Zealand, which has the highest rate of both bowel cancer and related deaths in the developed world. Around 1200 New Zealanders die each year from the disease, with […]

Nation-wide prostate cancer screening rejected

John Kerr posted in on July 28th, 2011.

The health select committee has advised the government not to implement a national prostate cancer screening programme, but instead promote active monitoring at the GP level. The committee made their recommendations in a report released yesterday, based on their inquiry into early detection and treatment of prostate cancer initiated in May 2009. The committee determined […]

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