We all know someone who's had cancer - you may even be living with it yourself.
As a patient, endless trips to doctors and specialists are exhausting, let alone having to go through detailed medical histories again and again with numerous medical professionals.
Now, a new national directory will provide patients, doctors and researchers with a hub of shared information to save time, stress and money for all.
Cancer Society chief executive Claire Austin this morning joined Paul Henry to discuss how the move will make a big difference.
Watch the video for the full interview.