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Pharmac Herceptin Switch To Herzuma Safe But Too Little Too Late

Thursday, 8 June 2023, 2:05 pm | BCAC

BCAC is confident that Pharmac’s switch of breast cancer drug Herceptin to Herzuma will have minimal effects on New Zealand patients, given that Herzuma has been used in Australia since 2019 and in private clinics in New Zealand since 2020 and has ... More >>

Breast cancer cases in women over 70 rise

Monday, 12 May 2014, 10:21 am | BCAC

Plea for older women to remain vigilant as breast cancer cases in women over 70 rise More >>

Breast cancer stories online for the first time

Monday, 4 July 2011, 11:41 am | BCAC

The shock of a new diagnosis; the challenge of treatment; and the relief of survival make for powerful viewing in a new series of web videos exploring Kiwi experiences of breast cancer. More >>

Herceptin trial offer ‘cheap and unethical’

Friday, 16 February 2007, 8:57 am | BCAC

The Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition (BCAC) condemned PTAC’s recommendation that PHARMAC fund a 9 week course of Herceptin as cheap, unethical and ‘throwing New Zealand women a few crumbs’ while 23 other OECD countries ensure their women receive ... More >>

PHARMAC Budget Under Spend a 'Crying Shame'

Monday, 13 November 2006, 10:13 am | BCAC

PHARMAC's announcement this week of a $19.4 million budget under spend for 2006 has elicited cries of disbelief and anger from MPs, doctors and breast cancer groups alike. This continues a five year trend of budgetary under spending by PHARMAC that ... More >>




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