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Māori Surgeon Awarded $300,000 Research Boost To Close Breast Cancer Survival Gap

Wednesday, 5 June 2024, 12:33 pm | NZ Breast Cancer Foundation

Breast Cancer Cure and Breast Cancer Foundation NZ have awarded Dr Ronald $300,000 for a three-year fellowship with Hei Āhuru Mōwai Māori Cancer Leadership Aotearoa. More >>

Budget 2024: Excellent News On Breast Screening Extension But Patients Still Denied Access To Essential Medicines

Thursday, 30 May 2024, 3:12 pm | NZ Breast Cancer Foundation

There are breast cancer drugs that Pharmac has assessed to be necessary and will fund if it has enough money. Without a substantial increase to Pharmac’s budget, women are still denied access to these essential treatments. More >>

Response To Pharmac Announcement: "There's Still An Urgent Need To Significantly Increase Pharmac's Funding"

Monday, 29 April 2024, 11:28 am | NZ Breast Cancer Foundation

The $1.774 billion investment won’t cover the 13 new cancer drugs National promised it would fund, or any other new treatment on Pharmac’s Options for Investment list. More >>

Life-saving Treatment For Deadliest Form Of Breast Cancer A Step Closer To Being Funded

Wednesday, 3 April 2024, 7:47 am | NZ Breast Cancer Foundation

Hope is on the horizon for Kiwis with the most aggressive form of breast cancer now that Pharmac’s cancer advisors have recommended pembrolizumab (branded as Keytruda) be funded for both early and advanced triple negative breast cancer (TNBC). Between ... More >>

Response To Dr Reti's Update On Free Breast Screening

Thursday, 15 February 2024, 11:58 am | NZ Breast Cancer Foundation

In response to Dr Shane Reti’s announcement that the Government is progressing with its 100-day plan pledge to extend free breast cancer screening up to the age of 74, we’ve issued the following comment: Justine Smyth, chair of Breast Cancer ... More >>

Pharmac Refuses To Reconsider Eligibility Of New Breast Cancer Drug

Wednesday, 14 February 2024, 10:38 am | NZ Breast Cancer Foundation

Pharmac has just announced it will fund a new breast cancer treatment called ribociclib (brand name Kisqali) for Kiwis with a certain type of incurable breast cancer. This is the same class of medicine, called CDK4/6 inhibitor, as palbociclib (Ibrance), ... More >>

Breast Cancer Foundation's Reaction To Latest Pharmac Proposal

Tuesday, 12 December 2023, 3:48 pm | NZ Breast Cancer Foundation

Ah-Leen Rayner, chief executive of Breast Cancer Foundation NZ, said: “This is good news for Kiwis with a certain type of incurable (advanced) breast cancer. Ribociclib is the same class of drug as palbociclib (Ibrance), which has been funded in NZ for ... More >>

New Pink Campervan Kicks Off Inaugural Tour, Taking Breast Cancer Awareness To The Regions

Monday, 16 October 2023, 6:39 pm | NZ Breast Cancer Foundation

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ’s new, state-of-the-art Pink Campervan has embarked on its inaugural tour, taking life-saving breast health education to all regions of Aotearoa New Zealand. ‘Putiputi Ātaahua’, the name gifted to the campervan ... More >>

What Google Searches Are Telling Us About The State Of Breast Cancer In NZ

Monday, 2 October 2023, 8:47 am | NZ Breast Cancer Foundation

A dramatic surge in Google searches related to breast cancer in the last year has not correlated with an increase in mammogram participation. This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Breast Cancer Foundation NZ is warning this signals a concerning trend about ... More >>

New Zealand Shines Pink For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Thursday, 28 September 2023, 9:50 am | NZ Breast Cancer Foundation

More than 60 iconic sites across Aotearoa New Zealand will be glowing in pink this October to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. From Whangārei to Invercargill, landmarks, streets and prominent buildings are taking part in the Global Illumination ... More >>

Will The Next Government Do Enough For Breast Cancer?

Wednesday, 27 September 2023, 5:19 am | NZ Breast Cancer Foundation

Ahead of the election, Breast Cancer Foundation NZ has laid down a challenge to political parties to tackle breast cancer – the leading killer of New Zealand women under 65. The charity surveyed the seven biggest parties, asking them to adopt the ... More >>

Breast Cancer Foundation's Response To Labour's Breast Screening Announcement

Monday, 18 September 2023, 6:50 am | NZ Breast Cancer Foundation

Responding to the Labour Party’s pledge today to raise the free breast screening age to 74, Justine Smyth, chair of Breast Cancer Foundation NZ, says: “It’s great news Labour has included raising the screening age in its manifesto, formalising ... More >>

Free Mammograms For Older Women Receives Cross-party Support In Parliament

Thursday, 31 August 2023, 11:08 am | NZ Breast Cancer Foundation

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ welcomes the cross-party support shown by MPs in the House last night towards widening eligibility of free mammograms to women aged 74. Dr Shane Reti’s private member’s bill to raise the breast screening age was introduced ... More >>

Shane Reti's Bill To Increase The Breast Screening Age - Breast Cancer Foundation Response

Thursday, 27 July 2023, 7:08 pm | NZ Breast Cancer Foundation

Today Dr Shane Reti's private member's bill to increase the breast screening age to 74 has been drawn from the ballot box, taking us one step closer to our older women being able to access free mammograms. Justine Smyth, Chair of Breast Cancer ... More >>

Pharmac Breast Cancer Cost-saving Proposal Welcome But Ignores Patients Facing “dead-end”

Thursday, 8 June 2023, 2:08 pm | NZ Breast Cancer Foundation

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ is urging Pharmac to widen access to an already-funded treatment for Kiwi women with advanced breast cancer, as the drug-buying agency today opens consultation on a drug switch proposal. Pharmac is considering replacing Herceptin ... More >>

Government Stalling On Breast Screening Costs The Life Of One Woman Every Month

Thursday, 1 June 2023, 11:46 am | NZ Breast Cancer Foundation

One woman a month will needlessly lose her life to breast cancer thanks to the Government’s latest refusal to uphold its promise of lifting the breast screening age to 74, says Breast Cancer Foundation NZ. The Government has just responded to a select committee’s ... More >>

Pink Ribbon Breakfast Website Crash: “We Still Need - And Can Accept - Your Donations!”

Thursday, 25 May 2023, 1:14 pm | NZ Breast Cancer Foundation

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ is urging New Zealanders to donate to the first ever Pink Ribbon Breakfast Day, despite its website crashing this morning. Pink Ribbon Breakfast is Breast Cancer Foundation NZ’s largest annual fundraiser that takes ... More >>

Budget 2023 Has Nothing In It For Women's Health

Thursday, 18 May 2023, 3:38 pm | NZ Breast Cancer Foundation

Responding to today’s Budget announcement, Ah-Leen Rayner, chief executive of Breast Cancer Foundation NZ, says: “It’s hard to see how the Government is serious about its women’s health strategy when this Budget has nothing in it for women’s ... More >>

Pre-Budget Warning To The Women Of NZ - “Brace Yourselves For Disappointment”

Tuesday, 16 May 2023, 10:07 am | NZ Breast Cancer Foundation

Ahead of Budget 2023, Breast Cancer Foundation NZ is issuing a stark warning to the women of Aotearoa New Zealand: brace yourselves for disappointment that our Government won’t do more to prevent deaths from breast cancer. In its recently published Breast ... More >>

Breast Cancer Foundation Response To Breast Screening Reviews

Wednesday, 10 May 2023, 5:56 pm | NZ Breast Cancer Foundation

Ah-Leen Rayner, chief executive of Breast Cancer Foundation NZ, says: “It’s not good enough that 10 women in Wellington may have been harmed by a service that is meant to protect them. “We’ve seen action plans before, but little has actually ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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