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17 Aug 2018

​How does a clinical trial benefit me?

Every licensed drug in the world has been through a clinical trial - from ibuprofen to morphine. But why do drugs need to go through such a stringent testing process and what benefit does a clinical trial have for a breast cancer patient?
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27 Jul 2018

Pink Ribbon Trek Team '18: Great Wall of China

In May, 26 women and one man took on the iconic Great Wall of China, raising over $150,000 for BCFNZ. Blisters, sore bodies and fluctuating emotions were part of the journey. This is their story.
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25 Jul 2018

New Breast Cancer Projects Announced $720,489 in Funding Released to Support Innovative Research

• Preventing metastasis through vaccine: to prevent recurrence of HER2+ breast cancer
• Assessing a Triple Negative biomarker and its inhibition: to improve survival
• Developing and testing an Inhibitor: to prevent metastasis in Triple Negative breast cancer
• Defining the utility of a protein in a cohort: as an independent prognostic indicator for aggressive disease
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18 Jul 2018

Clinical trial targets worst side-effects of breast cancer chemo

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ has committed $250,000 to a new clinical trial that will test the ability of a cheap, widely available drug to prevent two of chemotherapy’s most unpleasant side-effects: delayed nausea and vomiting.
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04 Jul 2018

Our Dancing Queen: Shavaughn Ruakere

The 2018 series of Dancing with the Stars NZ saw Shavaughn Ruakere dance for Breast Cancer Foundation NZ as her chosen charity.
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03 Jul 2018

The Future of Breast Cancer Treatment: Personalised Medicine

How amazing would it be if your breast cancer treatment was tailored to you? It’s actually already started - from genetic screening to immunotherapy. The field of personalised medicine is growing and it’s very promising.
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25 Jun 2018

Action needed on Maori and PI breast cancer vulnerabilities

A large NZ study has confirmed the need for immediate action to improve survival for Maori and Pacific Island people with breast cancer, and the importance of mammograms in finding cancer early
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09 Jun 2018

Here’s the evidence – time to play fair, Breast Cancer Foundation tells Pharmac

In light of new clinical trial results, Breast Cancer Foundation NZ is urging Pharmac to consider giving life-extending drug Perjeta to patients who’ve been missing out due to an earlier decision that the Foundation labelled unfair.
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Join us in Spain for our 2019 Pink Ribbon El Camino Trek

Join Breast Cancer Foundation NZ for the Pink Ribbon Trek El Camino 2019 to help make zero deaths from breast cancer a reality.
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10 May 2018

Access to 3D mammography for patients in Palmerston North

Now women in the central North Island will have access to sophisticated breast imaging thanks to your generous donations.
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10 May 2018

Bump or lump? Be breast aware this sport season

Bumps and bruises are part of the game, but beware: your injury could be hiding something more serious.
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09 May 2018

South Auckland patients & staff delighted with new breast biopsy chair

A new $18,000 chair that helps correctly position women of all shapes and sizes during breast biopsies is receiving rave reviews.
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