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20 May 2019

A meeting with BCFNZ Clinical Research Coordinator Eibhlin Corrigan

BCFNZ funds Eibhlin's role of Clinical Research Coordinator, she will be working to increase the number of breast cancer patients on clinical trials.
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29 Apr 2019

Breast Cancer and the Immune System

Our immune system is pretty good at protecting us from harm. So why does it struggle to recognise and tackle breast cancer?
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01 Mar 2019

New biomarker to help decide best treatment?

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ funding helps research scientists make progress towards creating a new tool which could guide clinical decision-making.
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27 Feb 2019

10 top breast cancer research projects!

Find out about the research we are currently funding here at BCF!
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19 Feb 2019

What is a biosimilar and how does it affect you?

We all know that cancer drugs cost a fortune, but did you know there could be cheaper alternatives?
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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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16 Jan 2019

Liquid biopsies – the future of breast cancer detection and treatment?

Researchers are constantly trying to find quicker, more accurate and easier ways to detect breast cancer at its earliest stage. The liquid biopsy could have the potential to improve breast cancer detection as well as making sure patients are given the right treatments.
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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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04 Oct 2018

Auckland clinical trials get a much-needed boost

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ is providing a boost to breast cancer clinical trials at Auckland City Hospital, funding trainee oncologist Dr Edmond Ang in the new role of BCFNZ Clinical Trials Fellow. Breast Cancer Foundation NZ has committed $160,000 to support the role over two years.
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07 Sep 2018

Kiwi women die twice as fast; health system turns its back

Kiwis are dying of advanced breast cancer (ABC) twice as fast as people in comparable countries – and it’s not just about the lack of new drugs.
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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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25 Jul 2018

New Breast Cancer Projects Announced $720,489 in Funding Released to Support Innovative Research

• Preventing metastasis through vaccine: to prevent recurrence of HER2+ breast cancer
• Assessing a Triple Negative biomarker and its inhibition: to improve survival
• Developing and testing an Inhibitor: to prevent metastasis in Triple Negative breast cancer
• Defining the utility of a protein in a cohort: as an independent prognostic indicator for aggressive disease
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