News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 


Wellington Hosts International Breast Cancer Conference

15 July 2014

Wellington Hosts International Breast Cancer Conference

Wellington, New Zealand, will host the Australia and New Zealand Breast Cancer Trials Group’s (ANZBCTG) 36th Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) from 16-19 July 2014.

The ASM brings together leading national and international breast cancer researchers to discuss the latest developments in breast cancer research, future directions for clinical trials and improving patient care.

The ANZBCTG conducts a breast cancer clinical trials research program for the treatment, prevention and cure of breast cancer. The research program involves multicentre clinical trials and collaboration with 87 institutions and over 700 researchers throughout Australia and New Zealand. More than 14,000 women have participated in ANZBCTG clinical trials.

There are seven New Zealand institutions involved in the research program: Wellington Hospital, Auckland City Hospital, North Shore Hospital, Christchurch Hospital, Dunedin Hospital, Palmerston North Hospital and Waikato Hospital.

The Chair of the ANZBCTG’s Board of Directors, Professor Fran Boyle AM, says the annual conference is an important meeting place for researchers involved in breast cancer clinical trials.

“This is the 36th year of the ASM and we are fortunate to have a number of esteemed international guest speakers and New Zealand and Australian researchers attending, to discuss important research findings and future clinical trials,” Professor Boyle said.

“We are looking forward to bringing the conference to Wellington, to share research and scientific knowledge which contributes to improved outcomes for women with breast cancer or for those at risk.

“Clinical trials research has contributed to a significant drop in breast cancer mortality, particularly in the last 20 years. It is vital that this research continues to explore scientific questions, which benefits the whole community.”

For further information about the ANZBCTG visit www.anzbctg.org.

Please note that the ANZBCTG’s Annual Scientific Meeting is not open to the public to attend.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi: "fa’afetai Tusiata, fa’afetai, / you’ve swerved & served us a masterclass corpus / through graft / of tears & fears..." More>>

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>

ALSO:

New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Health
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news