Most of us are familiar with Herceptin – the medicine that transformed the treatment of HER2-positive breast cancer in the early 2000s. Herceptin is the brand name for this drug which is supplied by pharmaceutical company Roche. Trastuzumab is its generic name.
The Advanced Breast Cancer Global Alliance, of which BCAC is a member, has joined with other international cancer groups to call for a global plan of action for cancer to meet the challenges of COVID-19 and future pandemics or health crises...
Breast surgeon Dr Eva Juhasz has recently finished a study of the current treatment of elderly breast cancer patients in Waitematā DHB.
A new research project here in New Zealand aims to explore how women with mastectomies and breast reconstructive surgery experience their bodies, particularly focusing on the roles that bras, breasts and body image play in their lives after surgery.
BCAC has joined an international effort to improve and extend the lives of women and men living with advanced breast cancer (ABC). The ABC Global Alliance was formed in 2016 by the European School of Oncology and is a non-profit organisation based in Portugal.
A clinical trial that could significantly improve quality of life for women with moderate arm lymphoedema is underway in Hamilton.
For patients with low-risk early breast cancer, research presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium in December 2019 showed that treating only part of the affected breast with accelerated irradiation compares favourably with whole breast irradiation after breast conservation surgery (lumpectomy).
“That was one of my best birthdays ever,” Libby says after her friends, family and supporters gifted more than $2400 to BCAC in honour of her birthday.
We have received excellent information about COVID-19 for women with breast cancer from the Māori Cancer Leadership Group and the Cancer Control Agency, that you will find attached.
As New Zealand moves to halt the spread of the new flu-like virus COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we have pulled together this information for New Zealanders with breast cancer and their families and whānau. This virus can affect lungs and airways, and has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation.