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Clinical trial now open in five centres

Thursday, 27 June 2019, 3:15 pm | NZ Breast Cancer Foundation

A clinical trial that’s now recruiting patients in Waikato, Tauranga, Rotorua, Palmerston North and Wellington will test the ability of a cheap, widely available drug to prevent two of chemotherapy’s most unpleasant side-effects. More >>

Breast Cancer Foundation to fund scalp cooling for patients

Monday, 10 June 2019, 8:13 am | NZ Breast Cancer Foundation

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ (BCFNZ) has announced funding for up to 10 scalp cooling systems worth $500,000 in public hospitals around New Zealand. More >>

Early access proposal welcomed, but questions need answers

Thursday, 9 May 2019, 5:30 pm | NZ Breast Cancer Foundation

Breast Cancer Foundation chief executive Evangelia Henderson welcomed the news that Pharmac is working with the Ministry of Health to consider a scheme that would offer faster access to drugs for Kiwi cancer patients. She urged both organisations to ... More >>

Foundation steps in to support Kiwis living with lymphoedema

Wednesday, 6 March 2019, 9:52 am | NZ Breast Cancer Foundation

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ has launched a new service focusing on early intervention for those at risk of lymphoedema following breast cancer surgery. The announcement marks World Lymphoedema Day, March 6th. More >>

Breast Cancer Foundation steps in to support Kiwis

Tuesday, 5 March 2019, 5:01 pm | NZ Breast Cancer Foundation

Breast Cancer Foundation steps in to support Kiwis living with lymphoedema More >>

Response to Health Select Committee press release

Monday, 10 December 2018, 8:16 pm | NZ Breast Cancer Foundation

Response to Health Select Committee press release dated December 7, 2018, “Health Committee considering breast cancer medicines and PHARMAC funding” More >>

Lack of funding “height of cruelty”

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 9:31 am | NZ Breast Cancer Foundation

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ’s chief executive Evangelia Henderson describes the lack of funding for drugs that extend the lives of advanced breast cancer patients as heartless and cruel. More >>

Auckland clinical trials get a much-needed boost

Friday, 5 October 2018, 2:02 pm | NZ Breast Cancer Foundation

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ is providing a boost to breast cancer clinical trials at Auckland City Hospital, funding trainee oncologist Dr Edmond Ang in the new role of BCFNZ Clinical Trials Fellow. Breast Cancer Foundation NZ has committed $160,000 ... More >>

Stacey Morrison urges Māori women to sign up

Thursday, 4 October 2018, 9:00 pm | NZ Breast Cancer Foundation

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ ambassador Stacey Morrison has just had her first free mammogram with BreastScreen Aotearoa. Now, she’s urging Kiwi women – especially Māori – to enrol for free breast screening this October. More >>

Kiwi women die twice as fast; health system turns its back

Friday, 7 September 2018, 12:47 pm | NZ Breast Cancer Foundation

Kiwis are dying of advanced breast cancer (ABC) twice as fast as people in comparable countries – and it’s not just about the lack of new drugs. More >>

Clinical trial targets worst side-effects of chemo

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 3:17 pm | NZ Breast Cancer Foundation

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ has committed $250,000 to a new clinical trial that will test the ability of a cheap, widely available drug to prevent two of chemotherapy’s most unpleasant side-effects: delayed nausea and vomiting. More >>

Here’s the evidence – time to play fair Pharmac

Saturday, 9 June 2018, 11:42 am | NZ Breast Cancer Foundation

Here’s the evidence – time to play fair, Breast Cancer Foundation tells Pharmac In light of new clinical trial results, Breast Cancer Foundation NZ is urging Pharmac to consider giving life-extending drug Perjeta to patients who’ve been missing ... More >>

“Heartening news for breast cancer patients"

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 4:31 pm | NZ Breast Cancer Foundation

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ chief executive Evangelia Henderson describes the boost in health spend in the Budget as heartening. More >>

Bump or lump? Be breast aware this sport season

Thursday, 10 May 2018, 12:15 pm | NZ Breast Cancer Foundation

Bumps and bruises are part of the game, but beware: your injury could be hiding something more serious. That’s the message from Breast Cancer Foundation NZ as Kiwis head into the winter sport season. More >>

Sth Auckland patients get new breast biopsy chair

Wednesday, 9 May 2018, 1:08 pm | NZ Breast Cancer Foundation

South Auckland patients & staff delighted with new breast biopsy chair A new $18,000 chair that helps correctly position women of all shapes and sizes during breast biopsies is receiving rave reviews. More >>

Host a Pink Ribbon Breakfast

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 11:01 am | NZ Breast Cancer Foundation

Registrations are now open for Pink Ribbon Breakfast, with celebrity cook and author Nadia Lim encouraging Kiwis to invite their friends to breakfast in May, to raise funds for Breast Cancer Foundation NZ. More >>

From Research to Reality - Breast Cancer Sympoisum at AUT

Thursday, 9 November 2017, 10:53 am | NZ Breast Cancer Foundation

The effectiveness of vitamin C in cancer treatment, benefits of self-hypnosis and the prospect of personalised medicine will be among topics discussed at a free public seminar as part of the NZ Breast Cancer Symposium this Sunday November 12th. More >>

breast screening programme extension will save lives

Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 6:29 pm | NZ Breast Cancer Foundation

October 24, 2017 Extract from Coalition Agreement between the New Zealand Labour Party & New Zealand First Party: Coalition priorities – Health: • Progressively increase the age for free breast screening to 74 Extension of breast screening programme ... More >>

Innovative Pilot Helps Breast Cancer Patients Keep Hair

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 12:29 pm | NZ Breast Cancer Foundation

Hair loss during chemotherapy can be devastating for breast cancer patients. But, thanks to a pilot at Nelson hospital, many breast cancer patients will emerge from chemotherapy with their hair intact over the next few months. More >>

Classic Paintings Prompt Breast Cancer Awareness

Monday, 2 October 2017, 8:57 am | NZ Breast Cancer Foundation

Four hundred years ago, a young woman named Hendrickje Stoffels posed naked for her lover, Rembrandt. More >>

 

 

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