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

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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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$700,000 boost for NZ scientists at the forefront of tackling breast cancer
13 January 2021

$700,000 boost for NZ scientists at the forefront of tackling breast cancer

Breast Cancer Foundation is helping to fund more than $728,000 for three ground-breaking projects which hope to improve the lives of Kiwis affected by breast cancer and prevent further deaths.
Pink Ribbon Bulletins
December 2020

December 2020

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ wishes you a Meri Kirihimete, information about our nursing hours and find your community on mybc.
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Four-year study seeks to improve breast cancer survival for younger Kiwi women
06 December 2020

Four-year study seeks to improve breast cancer survival for younger Kiwi women

A new research partnership between BCFNZ and the Universities of Auckland and Otago has begun investigating the unique characteristics of breast cancer in younger Kiwi women.
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MonarchE trial holds hope for early breast cancer patients
24 September 2020

MonarchE trial holds hope for early breast cancer patients

Promising results from the MonarchE trial could give hope to women with high-risk HR+, HER2- early breast cancer.
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New study will investigate link between breast density and dangerous interval cancers
21 September 2020

New study will investigate link between breast density and dangerous interval cancers

BCFNZ is funding Dr Monica Saini's study into breast density and interval cancers - the first study of its kind in New Zealand.
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Is it okay to fast during chemotherapy?
14 July 2020

Is it okay to fast during chemotherapy?

A new study sheds light on the benefits of fasting before and during chemotherapy treatment.
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Finding the key to treating triple-negative breast cancer
18 June 2020

Finding the key to treating triple-negative breast cancer

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ has awarded Dr Pilkington an $80,000 fellowship for her research into finding a treatment for triple-negative breast cancer
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Investing in the future: Breast Cancer Foundation National Register
06 May 2020

Investing in the future: Breast Cancer Foundation National Register

All breast cancer patients, regardless of ethnicity or geographical location, should receive the same high standard of care. Sadly, at the moment, that isn’t always the case.
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“Blood test for breast cancer” greatly exaggerated, says Breast Cancer Foundation
04 November 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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Behind the scenes of clinical trials
18 October 2019

Behind the scenes of clinical trials

In a guest blog, Lou Clement from Cancer Trials New Zealand shares what it's like to work on a clinical trial.
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Breast Cancer Foundation NZ launches virtual reality pilot trial
14 October 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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Innovative research worth $700,000 to help beat breast cancer
07 October 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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Exercise – an important piece of the breast cancer puzzle
15 August 2019

Exercise – an important piece of the breast cancer puzzle

Exercise can often be the last thing on your mind when you’re going through breast cancer. But an increasing number of studies show that physical activity can help reduce breast cancer recurrence or death among survivors.