Breast Cancer Fellowship launched to address inequities
Breast Cancer Cure Blog
by Amber Henderson
1M ago
Hei Āhuru Mōwai Māori Cancer Leadership Aotearoa, Breast Cancer Cure (BCC) and Breast Cancer Foundation New Zealand (BCFNZ) have partnered to launch the Breast Cancer Fellowship and proudly announce Dr Maxine Ronald (MBChb, FRACS) as the inaugural recipient. Dr Ronald (Te Kapotai ki Ngā Puhi, Ngāti Wai, Ngāti Tapu) brings significant expertise and experience to this role including the surgical management of breast cancer, a deep commitment to improving Māori health equity, and increasing the Māori surgical workforce. The collaboration aims to tackle the complex issue of breast cancer care and ..read more
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Cancer Research Trust and Breast Cancer Cure – Joint Press Release
Breast Cancer Cure Blog
by Amber Henderson
1y ago
Cancer Research Trust NZ (CRTNZ) and Breast Cancer Cure (BCC) are proud to announce that they are working together to support and fund impactful, innovative breast cancer research in New Zealand in 2022. CRTNZ is the country’s second-largest philanthropic funder of cancer research, dedicated to funding research on all types of cancer, across all stages of disease. BCC is a charity dedicated to funding high quality breast cancer research in Aotearoa New Zealand. Both organisations have a proud history of funding cancer research: BCC has funded over $11M of research dedicated to breast cancer in ..read more
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Breast Cancer Cure Currently Funded Projects:
Breast Cancer Cure Blog
by De-arna Gardiner
1y ago
1. Breast reconstruction:Natural fat tissue grafting is now popular for breast reconstruction as it has low surgical risk, but up to 70% of fat injected is lost. The team are studying extra cellular vesicles released from adipose stem cell injections to aid fat graft survival and retention in an effort to improve outcomes for those needing or seeking lower risk surgery. Kirsty Danielson University of Otago 2. Biomedical Prevention:This study seeks to prevent breast cancer in genetically high-risk individuals through application of the antisense oligonucleotides therapy (previously used succes ..read more
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CurtainStudio Partnership
Breast Cancer Cure Blog
by De-arna Gardiner
1y ago
We are excited to partner with CurtainStudio and all their stores throughout New Zealand to help raise vital funds for breast cancer research. The CurtainStudio team are delighted to have Breast Cancer Cure as our new charity partner. Breast cancer has an impact on so many people’s lives including our employees, customers and suppliers and for this reason, our team are extremely passionate about the cause. We are looking forward to getting in behind the fundraising initiatives so we can help Breast Cancer Cure with their mission to FIND A CURE for Breast Cancer. - Bryn Harrison, CEO, Curtain ..read more
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Lockdown Challenge for a CURE
Breast Cancer Cure Blog
by De-arna Gardiner
1y ago
Are you looking to tackle a new challenge or set yourself a lockdown goal? Take up the Lockdown Challenge for a CURE and help raise funds for vital breast cancer research. You choose your challenge make it as hard or as easy as you like. Simply set up your fundraising page and share it with your friends and family. Find out more here and start your fundraising page today ..read more
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Reducing Breast Cancer Risk and Improving Treatment Options the Focus of Newly Funded Research
Breast Cancer Cure Blog
by De-arna Gardiner
1y ago
  The Health Research Council of New Zealand, Breast Cancer Cure and Breast Cancer Foundation NZ have funded three new research projects focused on breast cancer in New Zealand. The funding aims to improve quality of life and survival in breast cancer in New Zealand. The overall research objectives and priorities for this year’s investment include a focus on achieving health equity and improving health outcomes for communities disproportionately affected by breast cancer. More than $728,000 was awarded to three innovative projects. See below for this year’s successful recipients. 2020 Br ..read more
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Let's Walk the Walk for Breast Cancer, Dunedin!
Breast Cancer Cure Blog
by De-arna Gardiner
1y ago
Join us in Dunedin for a night of New Zealand’s finest fashion from top designers! Be hosted by Shane Cortese, enjoy food and beverages served throughout the night, live and silent auctions and hear the latest research developments from our Beast Cancer Cure researcher. One Night. One Show. Top Designers. All to support research into a cure. Read More ..read more
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A New Moo-Vement For Breast Cancer Cure and Dairy Women's Network
Breast Cancer Cure Blog
by De-arna Gardiner
1y ago
Just in time for the 20th anniversary of World Milk Day this June, Breast Cancer Cure (BCC) is once again partnering with Dairy Women’s Network for its new campaign ‘Milk for a Cure’. The new initiative emphasises how a pint sized donation can have a huge impact on the lives of others. While this year’s World Milk Day might be virtual, we are still raising a glass to all those who love and work the land to bring us the best delicious and nutritious milk.  One woman every three hours is told they have breast cancer and women in the farming community are often in more unique situations th ..read more
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Challenges of COVID-19
Breast Cancer Cure Blog
by De-arna Gardiner
1y ago
We are all facing significant challenges as we head into week 4 of the COVID-19 lockdown. At Breast Cancer Cure we care deeply about the health of New Zealanders. We have postponed until the foreseeable future our Fashion for a Cure fundraising events. With more than 90% of our income dependent on events, this leaves Breast Cancer Cure and the life-saving medical research that we exist to fund, as well as lives saved, in a very vulnerable position. As a result, we have launched a CURE CRISIS APPEAL to ensure we continue to support our scientists and their essential breast ..read more
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New Discovery Seeks to Improve Survival for Breast Cancer Patients at Risk of Recurrence
Breast Cancer Cure Blog
by De-arna Gardiner
1y ago
A team of New Zealand scientists from the University of Auckland, led by Dr Annette Lasham, have identified a novel combination of plasma biomarkers, that could have a pivotal impact on treatment decisions after a diagnosis of breast cancer – all via a simple blood test. Fay Sowerby, Chair of Breast Cancer Cure, says that responding to an accurate assessment of recurrence risk in patients with breast cancer is critical to reducing worrying mortality rates. Lasham, a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology at the University’s Faculty of Medical and Health Sc ..read more
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