Cancer is now the number one killer in New Zealand. More than 23,000 people are diagnosed every year, according to figures released by the Ministry of Health today.
A world-first blood test which has the potential to revolutionise the diagnosis and treatment of people with chronic pain is being revealed at a conference in Sydney today.
Surgeons have demanded an urgent "sea change" at one of the country's largest health boards and accused management of recklessness.
Alzheimer's sufferers may be able to live with the disease without the devastating symptoms within the next few decades, scientists said as they were awarded the Brain Prize for their work fighting the illness.
You are more likely to survive cancer if you live in Australia than New Zealand.
Hundreds of lung cancer patients whose lives could be saved by a new treatment labelled a "miracle drug" are still waiting for a funding decision a year after it was first lodged.
An American study is recruiting lymphoma patients for a clinical trial of a cancer ‘vaccine’ after successful trials in mice.