2 Feb 2021

Māori twice as likely to die from cancer than non-Māori - Cancer Control Agency

From Morning Report, 7:13 am on 2 February 2021

Māori are more than twice as likely as non-Māori to die from cancer.

That's among the findings of the first report from the country's new Cancer Control Agency, Te Aho o Te Kahu, which takes an overarching look at system charged with caring for the 25-thousand people who contract cancer each year. 

Survival rates have improved across the board, but more slowly than in other developed countries.  

Diana Sarfati is the chief executive of the Cancer Control Agency.