BCAC News

ELIMINATE trial now open in NZ

The Eliminate trial will investigate whether combining two breast cancer treatments before surgery is more effective than one treatment alone for women with large and complex ER+ breast cancer.

The cost of life

An Auckland woman has considered selling her house to try and pay for the breast cancer medicine, Kadcyla, that will keep her alive.

BCAC's Ministry of Health visit

BCAC met with the Ministry of Health’s Cancer Team earlier this month for an update on issues raised in our Ministerial Briefing in March. We were pleased to hear that good progress has been made in breast reconstruction and the provision of fertility services. However, we remain concerned about inadequate funding for new medicines and inconsistencies among DHBs in offering lymphoedema services.

'A Strong Life Force'

A young woman's story of juggling secondary breast cancer with raising five young children on a West Coast farm.

Lymphoedema patient register

The Australasian Lymphology Association has a grant from IBM to create a patient registry in New Zealand and Australia of those who have lymphoedema.

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