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  1. Video for Māori missing out on life-prolonging lung cancer medicine
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    Māori missing out on life-prolonging lung cancer medicine

    Hundreds of Māori living with lung cancer are being urged by health experts to contact their doctors to be tested for a rare form of the disease.

  2. Video for Pharmac to fund more leukaemia medication
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    Pharmac to fund more leukaemia medication

    From the first of December the Government will fund Venetoclax (Venclexta), medication which will give relief to people living with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. Star Olsen of Ngāti Porou considers himself one of the lucky ones he was diagnosed with Myeloma, cancer of the plasma cells and is currently receiving treatment once a week. 

  3. Video for A holistic approach to supporting Māori with cancer
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    A holistic approach to supporting Māori with cancer

    When Rangi Mahuika was diagnosed with breast cancer three years ago she felt alone and that support for her through her time of need wasn't forthcoming. A friend suggested the Te Mauri cancer support group based at Lower Hutt's urban Kōkiri Marae. The group focuses on a holistic Māori model of care for cancer sufferers. 

  4. Video for Kiwi Ferns captain Hireme brings wedding forward for her dying mother
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    Kiwi Ferns captain Hireme brings wedding forward for her dying mother

    Blackfern's and Woman's Rugby League legend dubbed the Sonny Bill of the female codes, is now Honey Hireme-Smiler after wedding her partner in front of her cancer stricken mother.  

  5. Video for Establishing a Māori health governance group to help save lives
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    Establishing a Māori health governance group to help save lives

    In order for better outcomes for Māori living with cancer and have earlier detections, the Ministry of Health must ensure cancer survival equity is achieved for Māori by 2030. That's according to Hei Ahuru Mōwai - Māori Cancer Leadership Chair, Dr Nina Scott who says Māori health leaders need to be at the forefront of decisions that impact on Māori.

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    Extra funding for cancer treatments

    Today, the Government announced an extra $60 million in funding for PHARMAC. $20 million this year and $40 million in 2020/21.  PHARMAC says the funding means they can fund a range of new medicines, including several new cancer treatments. 

  7. Video for 'PHARMAC boost good start but not enough to make change' - Māori family member
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    'PHARMAC boost good start but not enough to make change'- Māori family member

    There is a mix of reactions from Māori families following the announcement of the government's funding boost towards the Cancer Control Agency and PHARMAC.

  8. Video for Huntly Kuia shaves head for Daffodil Day
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    Huntly Kuia shaves head for Daffodil Day

    Waireti Kaihe (Waikato, Ngāpuhi) is a volunteer at the St Johns opportunity shop in Huntly. In the spirit of Daffodil Day, the 76-year-old former educator, shaved her hair to raise money for the New Zealand Cancer Society. 

  9. Video for Calls for a formal investigation into Pharmac
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    Calls for a formal investigation into Pharmac

    Breast Cancer Aotearoa is calling for a formal investigation into Pharmac the countries supplier of advance medicines and treatments. 

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    Deputy PM calls out National's cancer agency proposal

    National Party leader Simon Bridges has announced that a $200 million cancer agency would be on the cards in a National-led government.  But Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters is calling him to task over the efforts of the previous National government.

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