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A recent Australian court ruling allowing US biotech company Myriad Genetics to continue to own the patent over the BRCA1 gene is not expected to have a significant impact on patients or research here in New Zealand, according to local experts.
The Australian breast cancer patient Yvonne D’Arcy, whom launched the original case in 2010 against Myriad Genetics, did so over fears of the potential rise in costs to cancer patients if genes are patented.
Sweet Louise currently has 444 members, and since their launch in 2006, they have supported more than 1400 men and women with metastatic breast cancer. One of the key areas of focus this year has been family support.
Following a survey earlier this year, the Auckland bi-monthly Men's Group now have a speaker at each meeting, and this is appealing to more men supporting their family members with life threatening illness.
A new study has revealed the benefits of mammograms for women aged 75 years and older.
The research, published in the journal Radiology, shows that mammogram-detected breast cancers are found at an earlier stage; require less treatment; and lead to better survival rates.
Over the last ten years, YWCA Auckland has delivered Encore, a free gentle exercise programme for women who have had breast cancer treatment, helping over 3,000 women from Kerikeri down to Invercargill. Participants have ranged in age from 29 to 91, and over 80 women have trained to become facilitators.
October is fast approaching and that means Breast Cancer Action month. As a breast cancer team the Pink Dragons are keen to help raise awareness by supporting fund raising events whenever they can so many of them are signing up to help collect for both the Pink Ribbon Street Appeal and the Pink Star Walk in Auckland Domain.
The latest edition of BCAC’s popular Step by Step support pack with new and updated information on breast cancer treatment and care is now flying off the shelves to newly diagnosed women around the country.
Want to know more about Casting for Recovery?
Then head to this in-store event at Rod and Reel in Newmarket, Auckland. On Saturday, September 6 at 10:30 am they will be hosting a fundraiser to raise money for the Casting for Recovery programme and to raise awareness about it.
BCAC welcomes today’s announcement from the Ministry of Health that if your doctor suspects you have cancer, a new national health target will ensure you see a cancer specialist and receive treatment faster than ever before.
Health Minister Tony Ryall announced today that a new faster cancer treatment target will be introduced from 1 October.
Storage King St Luke’s in Auckland is shouldering a burden for a national breast cancer charity by providing free storage for thousands of support...
A breast cancer clinical trial conducted in Australia and New Zealand gives hope to younger women with breast cancer who are keen to preserve their fertility during cancer treatment.
The results of the Prevention of Early Menopause Study (POEMS) have recently been presented at the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) conference in Chicago, USA.