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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 >>

High Court Forces PHARMAC to Listen to Public

Thursday, 3 April 2008, 3:30 pm | Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition

New Zealand women with breast cancer and their oncologists will be hugely relieved that PHARMAC has been ordered to revisit its 2006 decision not to fund 12 months of Herceptin treatment for women with early stage HER2 positive breast cancer. More >>

Biking for Boobs Highlights Herceptin Hardship

Wednesday, 12 March 2008, 11:42 am | Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition

The Biking for Boobs Herceptin Protest Ride rolls into Wellington today to present the third public petition asking the government to fund 52 weeks of Herceptin for early stage HER2 positive breast cancer. PHARMAC funds only 9 weeks of Herceptin ... More >>

Biking for Boobs Gives Thrill at Sky City

Saturday, 8 March 2008, 2:07 pm | Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition

Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition (BCAC) Media Release, Auckland 8 March 2008 For Immediate Release Biking for Boobs Gives Thrill at Sky City The Sky City forecourt resounded to the roar of motorcycles last night as the Herceptin Riders 'Biking for ... More >>

Herceptin Riders 'Biking for Boobs' Protest Ride

Thursday, 6 March 2008, 5:25 pm | Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition

Ten pinked-out motorcycle riders, men and women, are riding through the North Island to highlight the government's refusal to fund 12 months of life-saving Herceptin for women with HER2 positive breast cancer. The riders and supporters will arrive ... More >>

Newly approved drug targets advanced breast cancer

Tuesday, 26 February 2008, 9:40 am | Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition

The US Food and Drug Administration today approved the targeted therapy Avastin for use in advanced breast cancer. A clinical trial showed Avastin, when used in tandem with taxane chemotherapy, slowed the spread of advanced breast cancer by an additional ... More >>

Cancer sufferers demand answers from PHARMAC

Monday, 11 February 2008, 9:31 am | Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition

Eight cancer survivors are back in the High Court today to continue their case against drug funding agency PHARMAC. The women are challenging PHARMAC’s decision not to fund 12 months of Herceptin treatment for NZ women with HER2 positive breast cancer. More >>

Over 27,000 Kiwis Support 12 Months Of Herceptin

Thursday, 23 August 2007, 3:40 pm | Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition

The 27,424 signature strong Mandy Carter Herceptin Petition presented to Parliament today by Nelson MP Nick Smith sends a loud and clear message that New Zealanders support the funding of Herceptin for 12 months. More >>

   

 

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