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Women deserve ‘game-changing’ breast cancer medicines

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 10:33 am | Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition

Women marching to Parliament today, to present two petitions calling for Government funding of vital medicines, have 100% support from a coalition representing than 30 breast cancer organisations. More >>

Many patients will still miss out on breast cancer drug

Tuesday, 6 December 2016, 9:43 am | Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition

The Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition (BCAC) is thrilled that New Zealand women with advanced breast cancer will finally be able to get the breakthrough breast cancer drug Perjeta from next year, but is bitterly disappointed that a large number will ... More >>

Masterton man’s brave final act

Thursday, 13 October 2016, 9:31 am | Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition

Just before he died, a Masterton man with advanced breast cancer joined forces with others who have the disease to make a desperate video plea for better access to medicines. More >>

Desperate Kiwis join campaign calling for more medicines

Thursday, 13 October 2016, 9:22 am | Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition

A group of Kiwis with advanced breast cancer have made a desperate video plea in support of a campaign for greater access to medicines to give them a better chance at life. More >>

New Zealand women with breast cancer need access

Friday, 3 June 2016, 9:09 am | Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition

The Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition (BCAC) wants to see a breakthrough new radiation technology used more widely to treat thousands of New Zealand women with breast cancer. Intra-Operative Radiation Therapy (also known as IORT) is used in women with low-risk ... More >>

breast screening saves li

Monday, 14 December 2015, 4:37 pm | Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition

A breast cancer charity is urging more women to participate in the free breast screening programme after a review found that it saves lives. More >>

St Luke’s storage company comes to the aid of charity

Wednesday, 20 August 2014, 1:35 pm | Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition

Storage King St Luke’s is shouldering a burden for a national breast cancer charity by providing free storage for thousands of support packs for women newly diagnosed with breast cancer. More >>

Treatment A Game Changer For Breast Cancer

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 1:15 pm | Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition

The news that Intrabeam, the revolutionary one dose, one time treatment for early-stage breast cancer is being made available to women in the UK by Britain’s national health service has been welcomed by New Zealand breast cancer organisations. More >>

Breast cancer charity applauds the appointment

Tuesday, 16 April 2013, 3:55 pm | Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition

The Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition (BCAC) welcomes the appointment of the Hon. Jackie Blue as the Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner. More >>

One year on Herceptin is the gold standard

Tuesday, 2 October 2012, 10:00 am | Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition

New research shows that a 12-month treatment programme of Herceptin is still the best option for women with HER2-positive breast cancer, according to the Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition (BCAC). The latest data from two large clinical trials investigating ... More >>

Coalition welcomes recommendations on breast screening

Friday, 7 September 2012, 1:51 pm | Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition

Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition (BCAC) Media Release 7 September 2012 Coalition welcomes recommendations on breast screening The Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition (BCAC) says women can have confidence in the country’s breast screening programme ... More >>

Funding decision by PHARMAC disappointing

Thursday, 1 March 2012, 4:08 pm | Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition

The Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition (BCAC) expressed some disappointment today (March 1, 2012) at the decision by PHARMAC to fund lapatinib (Tykerb) as an alternative to Herceptin for advanced HER2 positive breast cancer for use as a “first-line” ... More >>

Pair Up With Tim Tam

Thursday, 30 September 2010, 2:50 pm | Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition

Tim Tam want to make 2010 the ‘breast’ fundraising drive yet and have set a target of raising $100,000 for Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition (BCAC) across October. More >>

National vows to honour Herceptin pledge

Tuesday, 11 November 2008, 11:25 am | Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition

Prime Minister Elect John Key has reassured New Zealand women that he will honour his pledge to fund 12 months of Herceptin for women with early stage HER2 positive breast cancer. More >>

Herceptin may be on horizon for NZ women

Friday, 24 October 2008, 2:53 pm | Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition

John Key’s announcement today that a National-led government will fund 12 months of Herceptin could bring immeasurable relief to women and their families affected by early stage HER2 positive breast cancer. More >>

NZ Herceptin Campaign ‘Goes Global’

Tuesday, 2 September 2008, 9:40 am | Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition

The UICC (International Union Against Cancer) World Cancer Congress held last week in Geneva provided breast cancer advocate Dr Chris Walsh with a platform to present the plight of NZ women needing Herceptin to the international oncology community. More >>

BCAC responds to issues in Herceptin debate

Tuesday, 12 August 2008, 9:09 am | Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition

Nine weeks was refused approval for use by New Zealand’s expert medicines safety agency: More >>

Shameful PHARMAC Decision on Herceptin

Friday, 8 August 2008, 9:09 am | Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition

PHARMAC announced today it will not fund 12 months of Herceptin treatment for women diagnosed with the early stage of the aggressive HER2+ form of breast cancer. More >>

PHARMAC Continues to Disappoint Women

Monday, 5 May 2008, 4:16 pm | Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition

PHARMAC announced today that it will abide by a High Court ruling to consult again on the issue of funding 12 months Herceptin for early stage HER2 positive breast cancer but the government agency is proposing to decline funding of the life-saving ... More >>

BCAC Delighted By Vaccine Funding

Friday, 2 May 2008, 3:19 pm | Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition

BCAC is delighted to hear that a cervical cancer vaccine has been funded for New Zealand women. This is an extremely positive thing. We're very much hoping for a similar positive outcome for Herceptin, so that our women get the funding for 12 ... More >>

 

 

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