BCAR - Research • Breast Cancer Foundation NZ


Auckland District Health Board
Auckland District Health Board
May 2016
Research Grant

What is the problem and who is affected?

Conducted as part of the international Cleveland Clinic’s “Regional Anesthesia and Breast Cancer Recurrence” study, BCAR is a study to compare the cancer recurrence rates in patients undergoing routine anaesthesia before breast cancer surgery.

What is this research hoping to achieve?

Two groups will be compared: one will have general anaesthesia with opioids, and the other will have an epidural or paravertebral block and deep sedation.