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In an exciting breakthrough, a very important protein has been discovered that predicts whether a breast cancer patient is going to respond successfully to endocrine therapy or chemotherapy.
Health Select Committee hearings underway, in response to public march to Parliament
Women with terminal breast cancer will be sharing their heartfelt stories with MPs about the dire struggles they face while they wait and hope for important medicines to be funded.
Metavivors have a tremendous opportunity to tell politicians about your experience with breast cancer and your needs.
Parliament’s Health Select Committee is asking to hear from Metavivors to help the committee consider petitions for the medicines Ibrance and Kadycla and a letter calling for a review of PHARMAC.
The petitions and letter were presented to MPs in the Metavivors march to Parliament in October, and the committee is looking at the requests.
Parliament’s Health Select Committee has announced that it has “opened a briefing” on PHARMAC funding and patient access to drugs. The committee says this will allow it to gather information on the wider issue of drug funding, and decide on any further steps.
We had a fabulous opportunity to look back at everything we have achieved this year at our AGM in Auckland recently. A wonderful group of women came together from different parts of the country to share their perspectives and discuss the opportunities ahead.
Three people who are fighting to have important medicines funded for women with advanced breast cancer appeared before Parliament’s Health Select Committee hearing on 4 December to strongly put their case.
Terre Nicholson, Wiki Malton Mulholland and Malcolm Mulholland were all leaders in a march to Parliament in October, and did a magnificent job on 4 December explaining the urgent need for action. A number of Metavivors attended the hearing in support while others watched online.
It was amazing to see so many wonderful, inspiring women march to Parliament recently to present petitions calling for funding of important medicines for advanced breast cancer. The women were joined by their whānau, family, friends and supporters on 16 October, carrying banners with strong messages and sharing powerful stories.
Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition media release, 16 October 2018
Women marching to Parliament today, to present two petitions calling for Government funding of vital medicines, have 100% support from a coalition representing more than 30 breast cancer organisations.