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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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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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