Who are we
The New Zealand Cancer Control Trust (NZCCT) is committed to a strategic approach to reducing the burden of cancer on the people of New Zealand through the development and implementation of a national cancer control strategy. The impetus to develop a national cancer control strategy was provided by a 1999 Cancer Control Workshop. The widely representative workshop participants unanimously called for the development of a strategy by a network of relevant organisations with a commitment to cancer control.
The New Zealand Cancer Control Trust was formed in February 2001 in response to this directive and with funding support from the Cancer Society of New Zealand and the Child Cancer Foundation. It has subsequently obtained further funding from its founder organisations and from the Genesis Oncology Trust and has also generated income through contract work for the Ministry of Health.
Objects of the Trust
The objects of the Trust are:
Trustees of the New Zealand Cancer Control Trust are:
Betsy Marshall is Executive Director of the Trust. She has worked for over thirty years in the non-government cancer sector and had a key role in working with the Ministry of Health on behalf of cancer NGOs in developing The New Zealand Cancer Control Strategy and its Action Plan.
In 2001 the Ministry of Health contracted the Trust to produce a comprehensive review and coping plan, "Progress Towards a New Zealand Cancer Control Strategy", which defines the cancer burden in New Zealand and reviews strategies adopted in other countries. "The Development of a National Cancer Control Strategy" for New Zealand describes how a cancer control strategy could be developed, building upon the considerable amount of work already undertaken in New Zealand on various components of cancer control.