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Cancer Care at a Crossroads Conference: 31 January – 1 February 2019, Te Papa, Wellington, New Zealand

The speakers’ presentations and Image gallery are now available.

Bringing together the brightest minds and most influential personalities from across the cancer control continuum

Co-hosted by the University of Otago and the Cancer Society of New Zealand, supported by the NZ Society of Oncology and the Ministry of Health.

“We are at a crossroads where our choices, or refusal to make choices, have clear implications for our ability to provide care in the future. How can we provide care, improve options and outcomes for patients with cancer, and do so within a socially responsible, cost-effective, and sustainable framework?”
Sullivan et al, Lancet Oncology (2011)

Cancer is the leading cause of death in New Zealand. The number of those affected is forecast to increase for the foreseeable future. Our survival rates from cancer lag behind those of Australia, our most vulnerable populations continue to experience poorer outcomes from cancer than other New Zealanders and the costs of cancer care keep on increasing exponentially. The aim of this conference is to develop a vision for long-term cancer control specific to the needs of Aotearoa / New Zealand, led by domestic and international experts in cancer prevention, care, academia, policy, and patient support.

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