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Programmes in your area

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    In Otago your donations help fund:

    • Research grants to:
      • Professor Sarah Young's investigation into combining a virus-based vaccine for triple negative breast cancer with new and existing treatments.
      • Anita Dunbier's study on identifying genetic changes that can indicate whether or not a patient will benefit from combined immunotherapy and hormone therapy.
    • 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 machine for Dunedin Hospital to assist in the early detection of lymphoedema.
    • 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 Otago. 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.