About 130,000 New Zealanders have signed Blair Vining's Better Cancer Care petition calling on the Government to fund a national cancer agency. They say the agency needs to run independently from political interference to hold

Shannon McEwan, young father diagnosed with melanoma

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Chris Jackson, Cancer Society of New Zealand medical director

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Andrea Beggs, mum-of-three from Southland

Ben McHugh, best friend of Blair Vining

Kylie Gordon-Watkins, mum-of-two from Mount Maunganui