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12 Jun 2017

Women over 70 one step closer to free mammograms

The Health Select Committee’s recommendation that the Government investigate extending New Zealand’s free national breast screening programme to women aged between 70 and 74 brings access to life-saving mammograms one step closer for our older women, says Breast Cancer Foundation NZ, whose petition for change attracted 10,000 signatures last year.
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01 May 2017

Breast awareness at the greatest show on earth

BCFNZ is proud to be the official charity of the NZ Flower & Garden Show with this year's spectacle promising more floral flair and horticultural highlights than ever before!.
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29 Apr 2017

Jump for Cancer

A huge thanks to Lisa Tennekoon whose horse jumping event, Jump for Cancer Hagley, raised $5,000 for BCFNZ last month.
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27 Apr 2017

NZ House & Gardens Tour all wrapped up

We were delighted to again be involved in the NZ House & Gardens Tour this year.
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06 Apr 2017

Heavens rain on pink parade

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ’s Pink Caravan was due to visit Levin, Palmerston North and Wanganui this week but the near biblical rains of Cyclone Debbie have forced Dianne Swann, Pink Caravan Project Coordinator, to call off the visits.
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21 Mar 2017

Five-year research partnership targets breast cancer vaccine

Imagine if no one died from breast cancer…if we stopped it in its tracks, so it couldn’t spread and kill.
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04 Feb 2017

Male breast cancer more common than penis cancer, boating deaths and meningitis; even car thefts come close

Kiwi men might be missing a beat when it comes to health and lifestyle priorities this World Cancer Day (Feb 4), says the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation: male breast cancer is more common in men aged 50-plus than two dreaded diseases, cancer of the penis and meningitis.
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16 Dec 2016

Newbie and “old hand” share $160K breast cancer research payday

Two breast cancer researchers – one at the top of her field and the other a promising newbie – have been awarded 2017 fellowships by the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation. The fellowships are worth $80,000 each.
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05 Dec 2016

Good news / bad news – Pharmac’s new drug deal a bitter pill for 160 long-suffering patients

Pharmac’s decision to fund pertuzumab (trade name Perjeta) from January 2017 for New Zealanders with advanced (metastatic) HER2+ breast cancer will be good news for patients diagnosed from the New Year onwards, but is a bitter pill for the 160 Kiwis who have been deprived of this significantly life-extending drug so far and now appear to be shut out of the new agreement.
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16 Nov 2016

Farmers customers raised an amazing total during Breast Cancer Awareness month

Farmers customers exceeded all expectations this October, raising a massive $291,000, a further increase on last year’s huge effort.
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15 Aug 2016

Be a STAR and walk for Breast Cancer

Pink Star Walkers are getting ready to line the streets pink for breast cancer at the 2016 NZ Breast Cancer Foundation Pink Star Walks in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.
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08 Aug 2016

Winning breast cancer studies bring personalised approach to treatment

The NZ Breast Cancer Foundation has announced the results of its Innovation and Impact in Breast Cancer funding round, with four winning studies to receive a total of $340,000. The NZBCF believes the winning studies could make a real difference for Kiwi women in the short to medium term, as well as making progress towards its long-term vision of “Zero deaths from breast cancer”.
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