The Breast Cancer Research Trust is committed to eliminating breast cancer among New Zealand wāhine/women through the very best and latest research.

Founded in 2000, the Breast Cancer Research Trust (BCRT), (formerly known as the Waikato Breast Cancer Trust (WBCT) and Waikato Breast Cancer Research Trust (WBCRT)), is involved in local and international research trials which focus on using the latest research advances to prevent and cure breast cancer.

To date, our research team, led by chairman and breast cancer surgeon, Dr Ian Campbell, has participated in more than 35 clinical trials, providing Waikato and New Zealand wāhine/women with access to leading-edge protocols and therapy.

National Breast Cancer Register

The Breast Cancer Research Trust runs the Waikato / Midlands regional division of the Breast Cancer Foundation National Register which allows us to monitor standards of care in the Waikato and Midlands. We are doing major research on reasons for inequities in outcome in the Waikato and beyond, especially for Māori women

The Breast Cancer Research Trust focuses on BEST research advances, BEST treatments and BEST practices to provide those diagnosed with breast cancer, BEST possible outcomes.

In New Zealand nine wāhine/women are diagnosed with breast cancer every day. This year 600+ will most likely die. Yet 30% of eligible women aren’t enrolled in free screening and 60% of young women don’t know the signs beyond a lump.