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Transparency needed in cancer drug markets – Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on December 4th, 2015.

Experts are calling for greater transparency and fairness in cancer drug pricing, in light of findings revealing discrepancies between Europe, Australia and New Zealand. The results come from a new study published today in the journal Lancet Oncology. The researchers, including a New Zealander, looked at the costs of more than 30 drugs and found […]

3 News/NZPA: Cancer a ‘rich man’s disease’, says professor

Peter Griffin posted in on April 21st, 2010.

Professor Sir Paul Callaghan, one of the country’s preeminent scientists, is battling incurable colon cancer, and is paying for at least some of the treatment privately. While the scientist is not critical of government funding of cancer drugs, he says fighting it is easier if one is wealthy. An excerpt: (read in full here) “He […]

Manawatu Standard: Soothing treat could ease cancer treatment

Peter Griffin posted in on October 30th, 2009.

Scientists from the University of Auckland have teamed up with Fonterra to develop a dessert which could offset the side-effects of chemotherapy. The dessert – strawberry ice cream enriched with milk fat and a dairy protein – is undergoing clinical trials at the moment, with hopes that, if successful, it could help cancer patients globally. […]

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