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Cancer Action Plan Welcomed by BCAC

Monday, 2 September 2019, 8:07 am | Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition

The Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition (BCAC) welcomes the announcement of the Government’s Cancer Action Plan on 1 September 2019. More >>

Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition Supports Patients

Thursday, 22 August 2019, 1:21 pm | Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition

Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition (BCAC) stands with all people living with advanced breast cancer and their supporters who have advocated for changes in medicines funding and the health system. We also fully support those with other cancers and diseases ... More >>

Vital drug to be funded for advanced HER2 breast cancer

Wednesday, 7 August 2019, 4:53 pm | Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition

Today PHARMAC released a proposal to fund Kadcyla (trastuzumab emtansine, T-DM1) for women with advanced HER2 positive breast cancer. More >>

National party cancer promise a step in the right direction

Sunday, 28 July 2019, 2:29 pm | Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition

Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition (BCAC) welcomes the announcement that if elected National would set up an independent cancer agency to ensure every New Zealander gets high-quality cancer care and to eliminate post code inequities. More >>

Health groups urge NZers to sign petitions by 6 May

Friday, 3 May 2019, 4:23 pm | Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition

A range of health groups are calling on members of the public to sign petitions that will presented to Parliament on 7 May. They call for medicines to be funded that will help New Zealanders live longer, healthier lives and reduce extreme suffering. ... More >>

PHARMAC rejects own experts' view on breast cancer drug

Tuesday, 23 April 2019, 3:15 pm | Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition

PHARMAC has refused funding for Kadcyla, an important drug that has recently had a high media and public profile. More >>

Women will describe their ordeal at select committee

Tuesday, 12 March 2019, 9:11 am | Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition

A powerful group of women will be speaking at the Health Select Committee on 13 and 20 March to describe how traumatic it is for them to know that medicines that would give them longer lives aren’t approved for funding in New Zealand. More >>

Breast cancer patients die while waiting for medicines

Tuesday, 12 February 2019, 10:20 am | Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition

Breast cancer patients die while waiting for medicines demanded at march More >>

Women who petitioned Parliament get nothing from PHARMAC

Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 7:26 pm | Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition

Women who petitioned Parliament get nothing from PHARMAC’s Santa Women who stood on the steps of Parliament in October to present petitions to MPs calling for the funding of two important breast cancer medicines have been given a setback by PHARMAC ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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