Improving the safety of community-based chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is predominantly managed in secondary care, but...

October 2015

An HPV update: vaccination coverage needs to be improved

Vaccination against human papillomaviruses (HPV) is fully subsidised...

October 2015

The New Zealand Laboratory Schedule and Test Guidelines: Anatomic Pathology Tests

The New Zealand Laboratory Schedule provides clinicians with...

April 2015

Melanoma of the foot

Acral melanoma is a subtype of cutaneous melanoma, which manifests...

December 2014

The New Zealand Laboratory Schedule and Test Guidelines: genetic tests

The New Zealand Laboratory Schedule provides clinicians with...

November 2014

News Updates

Medicines update: removal of Special Authority status | Antianginal...

October 2014

News Updates

Does aspirin protect against cancer? More high-quality research...

September 2014

Managing non-melanoma skin cancer in primary care: A focus on topical treatments

When a patient presents with a suspicious skin lesion the first...

December 2013

How to increase the uptake of cervical screening: A profile of success

A cervical smear test is an effective method for the early detection...

October 2013

Health literacy plays an important role in boosting cervical screening uptake

Susan Reid and Carla White from health literacy and communication...

October 2013

Cervical Screening – Are we reaching our targets?

There are approximately 180 new diagnoses of cervical cancer...

October 2013

Interpreting urine dipstick tests in adults: a reference guide for primary care

A urine dipstick positive for haematuria or proteinuria is a...

June 2013

Upfront: Lung cancer in New Zealand

Lung cancer in New Zealand: overcoming barriers

November 2012

A new model for cancer care in New Zealand

An ageing population, earlier diagnosis and advances in oncology...

October 2012

Following up prostate cancer in primary care

Cancer services in New Zealand are undergoing major changes...

October 2012

Appropriate use of the faecal occult blood test for colorectal cancer

What is a faecal occult blood test? When should a faecal occult...

June 2012

Surveillance of people at increased risk of colorectal cancer

The incidence of colorectal cancer in New Zealand is high by...

May 2012

The HPV vaccination programme: addressing low uptake

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine was added to the national...

April 2012

PHO Performance Programme - six years on

The PHO Performance Programme was established in 2005 to improve...

December 2011

Making sense of serum protein bands

Serum protein bands (monoclonal gammopathy) will sometimes be...

July 2011

Increasing the uptake of breast screening

Significant progress has been made in increasing the rate of...

February 2011

Detecting malignant melanoma

New Zealand has one of the highest rates of melanoma in the...

February 2011

Overcoming barriers to cervical screening in Pacific women

Cervical screening rates in New Zealand have continued to increase...

November 2010

The use of screening tests

GPs frequently perform tests for screening purposes, whether...

July 2010

Appropriate use of tumour markers

The key role for tumour marker tests is in managing patients...

July 2010

PSA screening in asymptomatic men

Prostate cancer screening in asymptomatic men is a controversial...

July 2010

Bowel cancer screening in New Zealand

Progress to date on a national screening programme for bowel...

July 2010

Smoking related cancer morbidity and mortality

The majority of people with cancer will initially present to...

December 2009

Breast screening - achieving equity

Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in New Zealand...

November 2009

Cervical Screening in New Zealand

Liquid-based cytology (LBC) and Human Papillomavirus (HPV) testing...

October 2009

Cervical smears - achieving equity

After the introduction of the National Cervical Screening Programme,...

September 2009

Gardasil vaccine: Update

Gardasil vaccine has now been added to the National Immunisation...

December 2008

Upfront: The unequal impact of cancer.

Cancer has a significant and disproportionate impact on Māori,...

December 2008

Imiquimod cream (Aldara) for genital warts and basal cell carcinoma

Imiquimod enhances the immune response to viral infections and...

September 2008

HPV vaccines: An overview

Dr Nikki Turner is the Director of the Immunisation Advisory...

April 2008

Herceptin the facts

A focus on the clinical issues surrounding the use of Herceptin...

April 2007

FOB Screening

INR testing plus:
• Kōwhai tackles overdue INRs
• Oral route...

November 2006

Best Tests: BRCA

Thyroid function tests plus:
• eGFR
• BNP
• BRCA tests

December 2005

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