Following the Government’s announcement in early March 2021 that it would conduct an independent review into PHARMAC, Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition (BCAC) has recently made a submission to the independent panel, chaired by consumer advocate Sue Chetwin.
A number of Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition (BCAC) committee members and supporters were among those who braved the wet weather this week to attend the “Lie Down for Life” event held in the Auckland Domain.
Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition (BCAC) representatives travelled to Wellington recently to meet with Minister of Health, Hon. Andrew Little and Prof. Diana Sarfati, CEO of Te Aho o Te Kahu (Cancer Control Agency) to discuss some of the key issues affecting those with breast cancer.
The global pandemic caused massive disruptions to people all around the world as we all worked hard to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
2020 has certainly been a year like no other and so was BCAC’s 15th Annual General Meeting – our first to be conducted online as a virtual event. Clearly everyone’s ‘Zooming’ skills have become well-honed and we had a great turnout.
Media Release 28 October 2020
Research has shown that certain lifestyle factors and health behaviours can have a positive impact upon quality of life, chronic disease risk factors and other health related areas, for women after cancer.
A team of leading Australian and New Zealand health researchers is undertaking a study to pilot a positive lifestyle intervention in New Zealand women. This aims to improve health and wellness in younger women after treatment for cancer.
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...