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01 Feb 2019

CANGO position statement on rapid access to cancer medicines in New Zealand

CANGO (the alliance of Cancer Non-Governmental Organisations) has adopted a position on improving the access to new cancer medicines and treatments in New Zealand.
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21 Jan 2019

International advanced breast cancer expert to address NZ patients

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ is bringing noted oncologist Dr Fatima Cardoso to NZ next week to address Kiwis living with incurable advanced breast cancer (ABC) and their doctors.
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29 Nov 2018

World expert to talk with Kiwi doctors about improving ABC

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ is bringing a world expert on advanced breast cancer (ABC) to New Zealand. Dr Fatima Cardoso will talk with Kiwi doctors how national standards of ABC care could extend the lives of Kiwi women, and will also speak at the Cancer Care at the Crossroads Conference sponsored by the Ministry of Health.
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01 Oct 2018

Stacey Morrison urges Māori women to sign up for breast screening

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ ambassador Stacey Morrison has just had her first free mammogram with BreastScreen Aotearoa. Now, she’s urging Kiwi women – especially Māori – to enrol for free breast screening this October.
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24 Sep 2018

What do I need to know about the genetic risk of breast cancer?

Inherited risk accounts for around 10% of all diagnosed breast cancers. If you do find that you’re at a higher risk of breast cancer you can take precautionary actions which are likely to prevent breast cancer from developing.
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17 Aug 2018

​How does a clinical trial benefit me?

Every licensed drug in the world has been through a clinical trial - from ibuprofen to morphine. But why do drugs need to go through such a stringent testing process and what benefit does a clinical trial have for a breast cancer patient?
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08 Feb 2018

Hypnotism a hit at Public Education Day

At the end of last year, Breast Cancer Foundation NZ hosted a free public education day themed ‘From Research to Reality’.
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04 Feb 2018

World Cancer Day: unfortunate words - or silence - add pain to breast cancer diagnosis

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ (BCFNZ) has released a video featuring funny ladies Urzila Carlson and Jackie Clarke acting out an awkward conversation between a newly-diagnosed breast cancer patient and her friend.
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31 Oct 2017

From black jersey to pink-at-heart: Ardie Savea becomes new breast cancer ambassador

Renowned rugby loose forward Ardie Savea has joined Breast Cancer Foundation NZ (BCFNZ) as an ambassador, spurred by the loss of his grandmother to breast cancer in 2005.
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25 Oct 2017

Extension of breast screening programme will “certainly save lives” – Breast Cancer Foundation NZ

A huge thanks to everyone who signed our petition last year to extend free breast screening for women between 70 and 74.
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24 Oct 2017

Art Gallery hosts artworks - plus models - from this month's campaign

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ’s striking art-inspired awareness campaign is coming full circle this weekend.
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16 Oct 2017

Third time lucky for Pink Caravan

First it was stopped by an earthquake, then a cyclone, but this time the Breast Cancer Foundation NZ hopes its Pink Caravan will make it to Levin and Palmerston North.
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