Otago University PhD student Hui Yee Yao is collaborating with Auckland-based medical oncologist Dr Catherine Han on a research project to provide insights on how New Zealanders diagnosed with breast cancer choose their treatments. Hui Yee is looking for survey participants now. Click here to learn more.
But there’s no need to panic. The Good Registry makes gift buying easy. They issue gift certificates which can be redeemed by donating to one of their charity partners – like BCAC! Click here to see how to complete your Christmas shopping from your desk. By donating to BCAC this Christmas, your friends and family can help us to keep supporting, informing and representing kiwi women with breast cancer.
BCAC recently contributed to an analysis of the early breast cancer pathway in Aotearoa New Zealand. This project was conducted by The Economist’s Impact team, a research group that provides country, industry and management analysis worldwide. They were commissioned to independently analyse New Zealand’s early breast cancer pathway, using existing data and expert input, to identify any opportunities for improvement.
BCAC’s 16th AGM on Tuesday evening went very well. We can’t say the venue was packed – as it was held completely online – but our screens were very busy and the comments section was filled with positive feedback!
Here’s an easy way to get Christmas gifts organised well in advance and to help BCAC at the same time. By clicking here you can buy gift certificates for those friends and family who already have everything they need, but would get a great feeling knowing they are helping women with breast cancer.
NZ breast cancer specialists, assisted by the Breast Cancer Foundation NZ, have just published a new set of consensus guidelines for treating advanced breast cancer (ABC-NZ2). Patient representatives from Metavivors NZ, Sweet Louise and BCAC also contributed to the guidelines.
Christmas is coming! But don’t panic – BCAC’s partnership with The Good Registry can make gift-giving easy this year. By clicking here you can buy gift certificates for those friends and family who already have everything they need, but would get a great feeling knowing they are helping women with breast cancer. The Good Registry is a great volunteer organisation set up by some Wellington women who are passionate about doing good.…
BCAC Committee members Fay Sowerby, Libby Burgess and Emma Crowley attended the Breast Cancer inSIGhts conference on 1-3 September 2022 in Auckland. This biennial conference is run by the Breast Cancer Foundation NZ and the Breast Special Interest Group of NZ specialists.
Dr Emma Nolan is a breast cancer scientist who recently moved back to New Zealand after training and working in overseas labs for the last 11 years. During her PhD, Emma helped to discover a potential preventative medication, Denosumab, that could potentially prevent or delay breast cancer arising in high-risk women who inherit a faulty BRCA1 gene.
BCAC member group Breast Cancer Cure has announced a new partnership with Cancer Research Trust to fund New Zealand research into breast cancer. Both organisations are philanthropic funders that have raised and granted millions of dollars to local cancer research over the last 25 years. The new funding will enable at least two new breast cancer research projects to be added to the work already being supported by Breast Cancer Cure.