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Breast Cancer Research Trust NZ, gaining knowledge and saving lives

Ways you can support us

The Breast Cancer Research Trust and Waikato District Health Board do not receive any government funding for breast cancer research. With each clinical trial costing at least $200,000 to run we rely on FUNdraising, donations, grants and sponsorship to ensure we can continue our evidence-based breast cancer research in pursuit of the BEST.   

Research is the best weapon we have to fight breast cancer. By providing wāhine/women with access to clinical trials, we can advance our knowledge of breast cancer, discover best-practice treatments, and get patients the outcomes they hope so desperately for.  

With your support we will be able to:

  • set up even more clinical trials 
  • cover the cost of clinical trial related surgeries and expensive equipment
  • send blood and tumour samples to specalised laboratories overseas
  • pay for the dispensing of trial drugs by trial pharmacists
  • survey women’s quality of life in relation to reconstruction surgery or trial treatments
  • ensure our research staff attend training courses, workshops and conferences for their professional development and continuing education 
  • assist breast cancer specialist staff to attend educational conferences and meetings in relation to improving breast cancer care
  • purchase subscriptions and memberships to professional organisations
  • support research nurses to attend weekly breast multidisciplinary meetings on management of new breast cancer cases
    travel around the Waikato, and New Zealand, making people aware of the vital work we are doing and the difference it is making 
  • assist with costs of publications and dissemination of research results to the medical and wider communities
  • advertise and promote our clinical trials to reach as many potential participants as possible 
  • provide people with information leaflets about us, our research and clinical trials 
  • The majority of people that participate in a clinical trial say they do so because they want to make a difference for future generations and they are making a difference. We want to ensure that their journey with us is as stress-free as possible and your support can help us to: 
  •  spend quality time with those that want to be part of clinical trials ensuring it is the right trial for them  
  • pay for parking costs at Waikato Hospital  
  • contribute towards travel and accommodation costs