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04 Nov 2019

“Blood test for breast cancer” greatly exaggerated, says Breast Cancer Foundation

Reports of a blood test that “could detect breast cancer up to five years before there are any signs of it” are greatly exaggerated.
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14 Oct 2019

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ launches virtual reality pilot trial

In a world first, Breast Cancer Foundation NZ is testing the benefit of virtual reality for patients with advanced breast cancer.
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14 Oct 2019

World Metastatic Breast Cancer Day sees launch of new podcast series ‘Life with ABC’

The first episode of a podcast series about advanced breast cancer has been released.
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13 Oct 2019

ABC problems “still here”, but there are signs of progress

One year after I’m Still Here – the investigation into advanced breast cancer care in New Zealand that shocked doctors and patients alike – there are signs of improvement.
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07 Oct 2019

Capital’s bikers gear up for breast cancer

Hundreds of “pinked out” motorbikes, from scooters to hogs and trikes, are expected to take part in the annual Wellington Pink Ribbon Motorcycle Ride this Sunday.
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07 Oct 2019

New Zealand, please support tomorrow’s Pink Ribbon appeal

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ is asking Kiwis to support its Pink Ribbon appeal tomorrow and Saturday.
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07 Oct 2019

Innovative research worth $700,000 to help beat breast cancer

In the spotlight: tackling genetic resistance to drugs; a blood test to predict whether breast cancer will return; and cheaper, more accessible digital pathology
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07 Oct 2019

Pharmac Kadcyla funding confirmed; Breast Cancer Foundation welcomes less restricted access

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ has applauded Pharmac’s confirmation today that it will fund Kadcyla for Kiwis with HER2+ advanced breast cancer (ABC) from December 1.
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03 Oct 2019

New service to help early breast cancer patients thrive in MidCentral

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ and MidCentral DHB are partnering to offer Thriving, a new support service.
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01 Oct 2019

New Breast Cancer Foundation app puts power in Kiwi women’s hands

Pre Check, an innovative app from Breast Cancer Foundation NZ – launched to mark the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month – will take women into a whole new world of breast health awareness.
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01 Sep 2019

Thumbs-Up for government's cancer announcements

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ has given an overall thumbs-up to today’s spate of cancer-related announcements from the Ministry of Health and PHARMAC
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22 Aug 2019

Patients pulling together for change

People with advanced breast cancer who speak publicly about their desperate plights are heroes.
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