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Two BCAC member groups have some great events coming up in November. Read on to find out all about them.
Who said Mondays were boring?
Monday evenings can be dull but BCAC member group, WONS: Well Women & Family Trust, a major Auckland women's health service is changing that – for two consecutive Mondays in November by hosting two fantastic fundraisers.
BCAC was formed in November 2004 with twelve member groups and now, in 2011, we have 32 breast cancer-related member groups and around 50 individual members. Click here for a list of our member groups and information about their activities.
To mention our two newest groups to become members: Shocking Pink and the Australasian IBC Network.
BCAC member group, WONS: Well Women & Family Trust, a major Auckland women's health service is going online to raise money. Trade Me is hosting a one-week auction in support of WONS from 7-13 November 2011.
The Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition (BCAC) will hold its annual general meeting on the evening of Friday, 4th November 2011 at 7 pm in the New Zealand Cancer Society Offices, Domain Lodge at 1 Boyle Crescent, Grafton, Auckland. Parking is available.
BCAC welcomes the report released this week by Health Minister Tony Ryall which calculates the annual price of all cancers registered with the New Zealand Cancer Registry 2008. As well as calculating the costs, the report estimates the drivers and likely magnitude of price change 10 years into the future, based on previous cancer incidence projections.
The Waikato Breast Cancer Trust (WBCT), a BCAC member group, publishes a quarterly newsletter. To read the latest issue click on the link below.
BCAC is delighted to announce that BreastScreen Aotearoa (BSA) has approved BCAC’s Step by Step resource pack for distribution by all the BSA screening providers around the country. The pack will be offered to all patients at breast cancer diagnosis appointments.
The announcement comes following a request by BCAC chair, Libby Burgess, to BSA’s Clinical Leader, Marli Gregory and BSA Programme Leader, Barbara Irwin earlier this year.
Sweet Louise member Jenny Short and her husband Rod are undertaking the trip of a lifetime - a cycle tour in Europe - and they're taking Sweet Louise along for the ride!
Jenny was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer five years ago and she made a decision to live life to the full and make her dreams reality. “Everyone needs to make the most of their time because you never know when it is going to be over.”
A new initiative is offering New Zealanders with uncommon forms of cancer the opportunity to link up with international cancer research. Breast cancer is a common disease but it has many different forms or sub-types that are not so common. A new rare tumour database will help ensure researchers have enough information about rarer tumours to facilitate research into understudied conditions.
BCAC welcomes the Government’s response to the Health Select Committee's Inquiry into improving New Zealand’s environment to support innovation through clinical trials.