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Regional Symposium


  • University of Otago Mein Street Wellington, Wellington, 6021 New Zealand (map)

Indigenous people and cancer: a shared agenda for Aotearoa, Australia, and Pacific nations

Ngā iwi taketake me te mate pukupuku: He kaupapa tiritahi mō Aotearoa, Āhitereiria me ngā iwi o Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa

Monday, Tuesday 19, 20 February 2018

Cancer is one of the most important health problems facing our region. Renowned regional and global collaborators will join participants in this symposium to provide the most up to date picture of the impact of cancer among the Indigenous peoples of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. We will identify, debate and discuss strategies that aim to reduce cancer incidence and improve cancer outcomes among the region’s Indigenous populations.

We will discuss questions such as:

  • How can we better measure cancer among Indigenous people of the region?
  • Do Australia and New Zealand profit from cancer-causing exports to the Pacific?
  • Are we doing everything we can to prevent cancer in our region?
  • How can we ensure that Indigenous peoples in our region have access to affordable, appropriate, effective and timely cancer treatment?