16th December 2016, Volume 129 Number 1447

Christopher GCA Jackson, Diana Sarfati

Cancer is the leading cause of death in New Zealand and will continue to be so for the foreseeable future.1,2 Early detection and improved treatment will incrementally reduce the impact…

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Author Information

Christopher GCA Jackson, Senior Lecturer in Medicine, Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago, Dunedin; Diana Sarfati, Director, Cancer Control and Screening Research Group, University of Otago, Wellington.

Correspondence

Dr Christopher GCA Jackson, Senior Lecturer in Medicine, Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago, Dunedin.

Correspondence Email

christopher.jackson@otago.ac.nz

Competing Interests

Dr Jackson is medical director of the Cancer Society of New Zealand. The views expressed in this editorial do not necessarily reflect the views of the Cancer Society.

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