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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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27 Oct 2015

Shortland Street star Jacqueline Nairn fronts first online self-check video

“Be breast aware.” “Check your breasts.” Such advice is heard often during October, Breast Cancer Month, but many women say they don’t know how to check their breasts.
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04 Oct 2015

Urzila Carlson is new breast cancer ambassador – no joke!

Comedian Urzila Carlson has joined the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation as an ambassador, inspired by her own youthful cancer experience to help get the message out to NZ women about the importance of early detection.
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01 Oct 2015

Pink light for breast cancer – NZ landmarks light up

Landmark buildings around New Zealand will light up pink from tomorrow, October 1, in support of Breast Cancer Month.
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01 Oct 2015

Despair or relief? A mammogram might be the difference, numbers show

This October, Breast Cancer Month, an emotional campaign by the NZ Breast Foundation will remind women that finding cancer early, through a mammogram, might mean the difference between relief and despair.
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