PROFESSOR

ANDREW SHELLING

New Zealand has the seventh highest incidence of breast cancer, and the highest death rate amongst our Maori and Pacific Island women .

Breast Cancer Cure is a not-for-profit charitable trust established solely to support research into finding a "cure" for breast cancer. A Cure is defined as making the disease one that women can endure and survive by funding novel research into:  prevention, earlier detection, predictive and prognostic diagnosis, appropriate and tailored treatment. In addition, broadening the knowledge base around breast cancer and treatment with a focus on the 17% with poorer outcomes and the 30% with recurring or metastatic cancer.

 

Research continues to be pivotal in developing our understanding and preventing, managing and curing cancer. It is at the heart of progress made to date, and essential we continue to drive improvements, to stop people dying from the disease.

 

We can’t stop everyone from getting breast cancer, but we hope to prevent as many as possible. For the cases we can’t prevent, we believe we can turn breast cancer into a chronic disease much like HIV patients do today.

 

WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?

Breast Cancer Cure has funded over $10M of research in New Zealand over 15 years ranging from studies into the use of antibodies as a targeted treatment for controlling growth of breast cancer cells, to early detection of breast cancer (ongoing with 4 potential blood markers), to research in the field of immunotherapy and the harnessing of our own immune systems to combat breast cancer. Many cancers gain from the base molecular and genetic work funded by Breast Cancer Cure.

In 2013, Breast Cancer Cure formed part of the Breast Cancer Research Partnership with The Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC), and has since jointly funded $1.8 million worth of new research projects.

 

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

We’re committed to achieving our goal of finding a cure for breast cancer and with your support, we believe that is very achievable.

 

By becoming a monthly donor, you will help ensure that world class research continues on a ground-breaking path towards a cure.

 

MAKE A MONTHLY DONATION OR A ONE OFF PAYMENT HERE

 

 

BREAST CANCER CURE

0800 227 828

P O Box 91127 Victoria Street West

Auckland 1142, New Zealand