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Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition (BCAC) stands with all people living with advanced breast cancer and their supporters who have advocated for changes in medicines funding and the health system.
Today (8 August 2019) PHARMAC released a proposal to fund Kadcyla (trastuzumab emtansine, T-DM1) for women with advanced HER2 positive breast cancer.
BCAC media release, 28 July 2019
Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition (BCAC) welcomes the announcement that if elected National would set up an independent cancer agency to ensure every New Zealander gets high-quality cancer care and to eliminate post code inequities.
We are thrilled that Lachlan McKenzie (38) has decided to run his first marathon for BCAC. Lachlan’s mum, Julie Bunnell, has advanced breast cancer, and Lachlan is running for BCAC because of the support we give women like her.
UK medicines assessor NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) has just recommended another combination of drugs for women with advanced hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer. Ribociclib is one of three drugs in the CDK 4/6 inhibitor class, which can extend and improve the lives of women with this type of breast cancer.
Three Cambridge women are using their breast cancer journeys to bring support and reassurance to others.
Come join us! The Busting with Life Dragon Boat Team
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. Become part of a team of women who participate in this great sport while having a lot of fun!
Progress continues to be made through world-leading research to identify which treatments will work best for different sub-types of breast cancer.
Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition (BCAC) is 100% behind Blair Vining’s petition to Parliament calling for a national cancer agency to address New Zealand’s cancer death rates.
Malaghan Institute media release