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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.
      • Free individual or family counselling sessions for anyone who has ever been diagnosed with breast cancer.
      • PINC individual physio sessions to assist with recovery after surgery – up to four free sessions (eligibility criteria apply) in Dunedin, Queenstown and Wanaka.
      • Lymphoedema therapy for those who have been diagnosed with lymphoedema or who are at high risk, available in Wanaka and Queenstown.
      • 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.