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    In Auckland your donations help fund:

    • Research grants to:
      • Dr Colin Hisey's study to develop a device to capture extracellular vesicles in the blood to determine if more treatment is needed or if cancer has returned.
      • Dr Dean Singleton's investigation into whether suppressing the PERK protein can improve patients' responses to immunotherapy.
      • Dr Martyn Nash and his team for The Breast Atlas Project, which aims to use computer modelling and machine-learning to detect breast cancer.
    • Te Rēhita Mate Ūtaetae, the Breast Cancer Foundation National Register, which tracks breast cancer rates, treatments and outcomes, providing insights for medical research.
    • Bio-impedence machines for North Shore Hospital and Auckland City Hospital to assist in the early detection of lymphoedema.
    • A breast biopsy chair for BreastScreen Counties Manukau to help correctly position women during biopsies, making it a more comfortable and accurate procedure.
    • BRA Day: A consumer/medical professional seminar about breast reconstruction.
    • Following a call with our BCFNZ nurses, individual counselling sessions may be granted for individuals diagnosed with breast cancer.
    • Cancer Rehab - Our BCFNZ nurses are here to provide you with information, encouragement and a boost to confidence when you need it before, during or after treatment. They also work closely with specialist health professionals including Pinc and Steel physios across New Zealand, so can advise you about specialist support in your local community.
    • Regular web-based seminars for breast cancer patients who can attend via computer, tablet or phone from anywhere in Auckland. They can question members of the panel during the webinar, giving them access to expert advice they otherwise might not get.
    • An online community, mybc, that links patients and their families no matter where they are in New Zealand, and offers support, advice and encouragement.

Help fund our vital work

We're a not-for-profit charity so it's your generosity that keeps our education and support programmes going. Your donation can make a difference.