News

  • After more than 35 years as a peadiatrician and paediatric oncologist Scott Macfarlane officially retired on 5 November 2021 as National Clinical Leader: Child Cancer, a post he has held for the last decade. Due to Covid-19 restrictions NCCN members were not able to meet......

  • We are excited to announce that NCCN’s new Clinical Lead is Dr Stephen Laughton, Paediatric Oncologist and Neuro-Oncologist, based at Starship Blood and Cancer Centre. Dr Laughton has been involved in paediatric oncology for over 20 years and his specific area of interest and expertise......

  • A Private Member’s Bill from Dr Shane Reti, National Party Health spokesperson and Deputy Leader of the National Party, seeks to achieve public hospital access for patients paying for unfunded chemotherapy (which they have purchased), and is currently given in private clinics at their expense.......

  • ANZCHOG has recently released updated guidance recommending all children (aged 12 years and over) and adolescents, including those with cancer and receiving cancer treatment or who recently completed cancer treatment should be vaccinated against COVID-19. The location where the child should receive the vaccination should......

  • Around the world Mahuru (September) is Childhood Cancer Awareness month. We wish to acknowledge and honour the tamariki (children) and whānau (family) who may be going through a cancer journey at present, who may have successfully beat cancer, and those who have sadly lost their......

  • NCCN has recently updated national COVID-19 vaccination information for children with cancer. More information is contained in the following bulletin....

  • We would  like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the recent passing of Dr Margaret Lewis. Margaret was an outstanding Wellington Paedatrician with expertise in Paediatric Oncology, and also a Senior Lecturer in the Otago Department of Paediatrics and Child Health. Sadly her career was......

  • Please have a read of NCCN’s Winter Newsletter. You can find out about what NCCN has been working on, latest published research and the upcoming retirement of National Clinical Leader Child Cancer, Scott Macfarlane....

  • Are you a senior-level clinician with expertise and a passion in child cancer interested in working in a high performing team at a national level? The National Child Cancer Network (NCCN), working in partnership with Te Aho o Te Kahu, is seeking Expressions of Interest......

  • The National Child Cancer Network, Child Cancer Foundation and Massey University are thrilled to announce the launch of a joint new initiative, the Child Cancer Counselling Network. The Network aims to increase the ability of whānau impacted by childhood cancer to access specialised counselling support......