29 Jul 2019

Cancer Society happy with National's cancer agency plan

From Morning Report, 8:11 am on 29 July 2019

The Cancer Society is welcoming the National Party's promise to form a cancer agency and to invest more in drugs to combat the disease, if they're voted into government next year.

National leader Simon Bridges promised at the party's annual conference to set up a national agency, and increase spending on cancer drugs by $50 million a year.

Labour campaigned at the last election on a promise to improve cancer treatment - the Health Minister, David Clark, says an announcement will be made shortly.

Susie Ferguson speaks with the Cancer Society's Medical Director, Chris Jackson.