On these pages you can check out the latest breast cancer news from BCAC and our member groups. We also provide up-to-date information and links to current breast cancer research and clinical trials. Read latest stories below, or use the filters or the pager below for other stories. Use the form to the right of this to subscribe to our e-News.
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.
BCAC is thrilled that Aotearoa New Zealand has acted so decisively and early in a bid to contain and control COVID-19 (coronavirus). There are sensible rules in place which give our country an opportunity to lead the world in effective management of this deadly virus.
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.
BCAC media release - 5 March 2020
It is fantastic news that funding for a vital drug for women with advanced breast cancer, palbociclib (Ibrance), will cover the costs for all those who need it , Libby Burgess, Chair of the Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition (BCAC) says.
A study comparing annual breast screening to screening personalised according to a woman’s risk was presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.
BCAC Secretary Fay Sowerby, who attended the presentation, says she was intrigued by this new trial, WISDOM. Annual screening is standard in the United States, whereas screening takes place every two years for women in NZ.
PINC&STEEL Cancer Rehabilitation Foundation NZ is proud to launch the details of the first ever worldwide ‘Cancer Rehab Awareness Week Campaign'
Have you or someone you know had breast cancer and want to try something new?
Come and give dragon boating a go.
It's fun, great for fitness and proven to be beneficial for breast cancer survivors. Come and find out what dragon boating is all about at one of our monthly regattas over the winter from May onwards.
Become part of a team of women who participate in this sport whilst having a huge amount of fun. We'd love you to join us.
Look Good Feel Better FREE classes are for any person, facing any cancer, at any time in their treatment. Anyone who has been diagnosed and is undergoing treatment for cancer can register.
A clinical trial shows that tucatinib, an investigative therapy used in combination with trastuzumab and capecitabine, reduces risk of death at two years by one-third in women with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer (HER2+ MBC).
BCAC media release, 15 January 2020: Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition (BCAC) is delighted to hear that Ibrance (palbociclib) will be funded by PHARMAC from 1 April 2020.