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News & updates

Our latest news, press releases, blog posts, Pink Ribbon Bulletins & Pink Ribbon Press.

Press release
Māori surgeon awarded $300,000 research boost to close breast cancer survival gap
05 June 2024

Māori surgeon awarded $300,000 research boost to close breast cancer survival gap

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ, along with Breast Cancer Cure, are thrilled to award the inaugural Māori Breast Cancer Research Leadership Fellowship to Dr Maxine Ronald. Dr Ronald is New Zealand’s only wahine Māori breast surgeon. Her research will focus on working with researchers across the country to build Māori capability and leadership in breast cancer research.
Blog
Promising international trial could add more treatment options for triple negative breast cancer
20 December 2023

Promising international trial could add more treatment options for triple negative breast cancer

Results from the international clinical trial Neo-N may increase the number of treatment options available for people with early-stage triple negative breast cancer
Press release
“Don’t suffer in silence”: Charity urges breast cancer survivors to act on long-term effects
03 February 2023

“Don’t suffer in silence”: Charity urges breast cancer survivors to act on long-term effects

Ahead of World Cancer Day (4 February), we're highlighting the issue of long-term side effects of breast cancer treatment, to gain more knowledge in this under-researched field.
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Women can safely interrupt hormone therapy to have a baby, study finds
16 December 2022

Women can safely interrupt hormone therapy to have a baby, study finds

Long-awaited findings from a study looking at pregnancy and breast cancer medication is bringing reassurance to patients and specialists alike.
Press release
Widely available heartburn tablet offers hope for Kiwi breast cancer patients
09 December 2022

Widely available heartburn tablet offers hope for Kiwi breast cancer patients

Results from the PantoCIN trial, which was co-funded by Breast Cancer Foundation NZ, have shown that a widely available heartburn medication can prevent delayed nausea and vomiting after chemotherapy.
Pink Ribbon Bulletins
September 2022

September 2022

A lot has been happening in the last few weeks - read about a visit from top international breast surgeon Angel Arnaout, our Breast Cancer InSIGhts conference, two new webinars, and a brand new partnership with the NPC rugby competition.
Blog
You're helping to create a better future for breast cancer
09 May 2022

You're helping to create a better future for breast cancer

When Leehane was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, at the age of 35, she felt scared and completely in the dark about what was happening. After a gruelling treatment regime Leehane thought she was in the clear. Only three years later she was given the devastating news. The cancer had returned.
Pink Ribbon Press
Pink Ribbon Press - Autumn 2022

Pink Ribbon Press - Autumn 2022

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Pink Ribbon Bulletins
March 2022

March 2022

We’ve asked the Government for $15m to clear the mammogram backlog, welcomed our new breast oncology nurse in Christchurch, and will be hosting our first webinar of 2022 next week.
Blog
AGenDA calls for the end of genetic discrimination in New Zealand
15 March 2022

AGenDA calls for the end of genetic discrimination in New Zealand

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ has joined patient advocacy group AGenDA to call for the end of the discrimination preventing Kiwis from accessing genetic testing
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Study shows aspirin won’t prevent breast cancer coming back
23 February 2022

Study shows aspirin won’t prevent breast cancer coming back

Could aspirin reduce the risk of breast cancer coming back? The short answer is "No", say the results of a USA clinical trial.
Pink Ribbon Bulletins
February 2022

February 2022

Our latest report reveals how well NZ is doing in tackling breast cancer, we announce this year's recipients of our two Research Fellowships and update you on our Missing Women campaign.
Press release
Breast cancer survival laid bare in new report
04 February 2022

Breast cancer survival laid bare in new report

We've published a report on the most comprehensive review ever conducted on breast cancer in NZ. It shows an impressive improvement in five-year survival rates. But 10-year survival is much lower, and the stats are worse for Māori, Pasifika and younger women.
Blog
Meet the recipients of our clinical and science fellowships for 2022
15 January 2022

Meet the recipients of our clinical and science fellowships for 2022

Read more about the researchers we are funding, and their projects, here.
Pink Ribbon Bulletins
December 2021

December 2021

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ donates $100,000 for breast cancer vaccine, Auckland DJ auctions art for a cause, a tribute to Wiki Mulholland, plus messages of thanks to those who have supported us over the past few months.
Pink Ribbon Bulletins
September 2021

September 2021

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ answers your vaccine questions, awards $200,000 to scientists at the University of Otago for cancer research, and shares the stories of women your generosity has helped.
Blog
Latest research from the European Society for Medical Oncology conference
24 September 2021

Latest research from the European Society for Medical Oncology conference

The annual European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) conference took place over the last week. Here are some highlights of the latest breast cancer research.
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A message to our supporters from Tamara
15 September 2021

A message to our supporters from Tamara

Tamara was diagnosed with breast cancer last year at the age of 33, while she was pregnant with her second child, Zac.
Pink Ribbon Bulletins
August 2021

August 2021

The Pink Caravan is back on the road for the spring and summer tour, tickets are on sale for the Pink Ribbon Walks, plus sleep tips, a new exercise programme for breast cancer patients, and info about Covid vaccines and mammograms.
Pink Ribbon Bulletins
June 2021

June 2021

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ introduces new Chief Executive, invests in clinical research, makes a visit to Fieldays, and shares stories of breast reconstruction.
Blog
Research round-up
24 June 2021

Research round-up

There's a lot of exciting research in breast cancer. We've profiled a few of the latest and greatest, from new treatments for BRCA-related breast cancer to how your diet influences your breast cancer risk.
Pink Ribbon Bulletins
March 2021

March 2021

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ funds new breast service for Auckland women, new research looks into young women's breast cancer, plus our blog on 'going flat' after breast cancer.
Pink Ribbon Bulletins
January 2021

January 2021

Breast cancer research gets $700,000 boost, the National Register reaches full coverage in New Zealand, plus the launch of our SBS Pink Ribbon Visa!
Blog
Gut feeling: Could the gut microbiome be causing breast cancer?
18 January 2021

Gut feeling: Could the gut microbiome be causing breast cancer?

The gut microbiome has been a hot topic in recent years and research has now begun to delve into whether it could play a role in the development of cancer.