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Doubling Up For Breast Cancer Research

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NOVEMBER 2013

Doubling Up For Breast Cancer Research

The two largest breast cancer not-for-profit organisations today announce their partnership to fund crucial breast cancer research with a combined pool of $400,000.

The Breast Cancer Research Trust (BCRT) and the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation (NZBCF) sannounced a tripartite research initiative focused on New Zealand women. Joining the not-for-profits’ initiative is the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC), the principal Crown agency responsible for managing the government’s investment in public health research.

“The research funded will be innovative and we’re proud to be collaborating with other organisations to promote this initiative,” says Tony Moffatt, Chair of BCRT. “We see no boundaries when looking for ways to improve and ultimately ensure breast cancer survival through early detection, predictive diagnosis, targeted treatments, predictive responses to treatments, and prevention.” Justine Smyth, Chair of NZBCF comments, “ - We know there are many talented Kiwi breast cancer researchers, but there’s also a desperate shortage of funds. My hope is that by pooling our resources, we’ll enable a real breakthrough in breast cancer diagnosis or treatment.” Applications are invited to the fund of $400,000, with full applications are due by 12pm, Wednesday 11 December 2013.

“We’re excited to see the applications and look forward to being able to kick-start research that can potentially save many New Zealand lives,” says Dr Robin Olds, Chief Executive, of the Health Research Council of New Zealand About BCRT and the NZBCF: The Breast Cancer Research Trust’s mission is to find a cure for breast cancer by 2018. The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation invests in awareness programmes, research and medical scholarships in its mission to stop NZ women developing and dying of breast cancer.

www.breastcancercure.org.nz

www.hrc.govt.nz

www.nzbcf.org.nz

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