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04 Aug 2016

Six new machines for early detection of lymphoedema

The NZBCF is pleased to announce that, during August, we are donating 6 L-Dex bio-impedance machines to hospitals all over New Zealand.
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21 Jul 2016

New Zealand’s Pink Lady Apples give Kiwis the chance to ‘take a bite for breast cancer’

Kiwis get the opportunity to ‘take a bite for breast cancer’ as the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation announces its new partnership with Pink Lady Apples New Zealand.
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20 Jul 2016

NZBCF hosts special event for patients at visiting breast cancer medical conference

The NZ Breast Cancer Foundation hosted a special information day, designed for breast cancer patients, as part of the 2nd Australasian Congress - Advances and Controversies in Breast Cancer (ABC2) on Sunday 10 July 2016 at the Langham Hotel Auckland.
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08 Jul 2016

International breast cancer experts in Auckland at special event for patients

The NZ Breast Cancer Foundation (NZBCF) is hosting 200 New Zealanders who are affected by breast cancer at a special information day titled ‘Advances & Controversies in Breast Cancer: Consumer/Patient Day’ on Sunday 10th July at the Langham Hotel, Auckland.
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27 Jun 2016

$300,000 awarded to researchers investigating breast cancer patient data

Two new investigative breast cancer research projects, using 15 year-rich data from the New Zealand Breast Cancer Register, have been awarded a total of over $300,000 with funding provided by a joint partnership between The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation (NZBCF) and the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC).
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23 May 2016

Promising young scientists awarded $160,000 to fund innovative projects in breast cancer research

Two exceptional breast cancer research projects have been given the green light thanks to the provision of research grants from the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation (NZBCF).
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20 May 2016

New database and funding improve access to breast cancer clinical trials

Around the world, the 20th May is regarded as the anniversary of the first ever clinical trial1 and is recognised as International Clinical Trials Day.
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04 May 2016

Protecting the Long-Term Health of Kiwi Women Seniors

Petition Presented to Parliament to Extend Free Breast Screening Programme to age 74
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22 Apr 2016

Pink Ribbon Breakfast Champions support Breast Cancer Research - Campaign kicks of on 1st May

Thousands of New Zealand individuals, organisations and businesses are championing the cause for breast cancer this May in support of the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation’s Pink Ribbon Breakfast annual fundraising campaign.
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30 Mar 2016

“What’s not to love?” Chelsea Winter encourages Kiwis to sign up for Pink Ribbon Breakfast

Registrations are now open for Pink Ribbon Breakfast, with celebrity cook and author Chelsea Winter encouraging Kiwis to invite their friends to breakfast in May, to raise funds for the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation.
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11 Mar 2016

Quarter-million in grants to Christchurch Hospital will bring new treatments and improve patient safety

The NZ Breast Cancer Foundation has committed almost a quarter of a million dollars ($243,000) to new projects at Christchurch Hospital, with an emphasis on improving survival, prolonging life for women with advanced disease, and improved patient safety.
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17 Feb 2016

Lower threshold means more Kiwi women will qualify for BRCA test

The NZ Breast Cancer Foundation congratulates Genetic Health Service NZ on its decision to lower the threshold for BRCA testing to people with an estimated 10% chance of having a BRCA gene mutation.
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