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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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04 Feb 2016

5 burning questions Kiwi cancer researchers could answer

February 4, World Cancer Day, is a chance to reflect on the burning questions that remain unanswered for the disease that is now the single biggest cause of death for New Zealanders.
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14 Dec 2015

Mammograms save Kiwi lives – it’s official

The NZ Breast Cancer Foundation says new research released today by BreastScreen Aotearoa should give Kiwi women confidence that our mammogram screening programme is the best way to find breast cancer early and to save lives.
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11 Nov 2015

$300K to target new areas of breast cancer research

The NZ Breast Cancer Foundation is calling for proposals to address some of the most challenging areas in breast cancer research, including prevention of the disease, prevention of metastasis (the spread of cancer, which is what causes the 600-plus breast cancer deaths in NZ each year), and improving clinical practice for better patient outcomes.
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28 Oct 2015

Forum to share latest treatments and supportive care with advanced breast cancer patients from around NZ

The NZ Breast Cancer Foundation and Sweet Louise have teamed up to host New Zealand’s first Advanced Breast Cancer Forum, to be held in Auckland on Saturday November 14.
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