Navigation Links
Breast Cancer Funding To Be Extended By Another $30 Million: Pharmac

It has been proposed by Pharmac, to hold a meeting regarding extension of funding for the cancer drug Herceptin that would allow the provision of drug to women with early breast cancer. // Currently, funding can only be availed by patients with advanced breast cancer. Extension of the budget for the cancer from the existing $47 million to $77 million has been planned.

The company officials are much more bothered about the safety and efficacy of the anti-cancer drug that is being assessed, according to Dr Peter Moodie, Medical Director, Pharmac. He further stated that the company officials are being open minded about the issue and are really interested in the drug.

The authorization body, Medsafe is yet to approve the proposal of the Pharmac's Pharmacology Therapeutics Advisory Committee.

HER2 positive cancers, an aggressive form account for 30% of all breast cancers against which Herceptin has been shown to be effective. Although previous studies have been able to demonstrate a 46% improved survival rate in those who received the drug and a decreased recurrence rate, the cost constraint has limited widespread use of drug.

Libby Burgess, Chairwoman, Breast Cancer Advocacy Coalition is very hopeful that a lot of valuable lives can be saved by the investment. Most women in New Zealand face severe financial constraints to enable breast cancer treatment. In fact, some even go to the extent of mortgaging their house. Nearly 2500 women in New Zealand are being diagnosed with breast cancer every year.

Pharmac and Roche Products are locally supplying the anti-cancer drug in New Zealand. The pharmaceutical companies are closely working together to extend the available funding. A spokesman for Roche announced that the assessment process is being fast-tracked.


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Consensus on "Combination Therapy" for Breast Cancer
2. Breast cancer treatment to be determined by gene test
3. Breast Feeding prevents obesity later on in life
4. Breast milk is essential
5. Breast Cancer Surgery Causes Psychological problems
6. Breast cancer evidence
7. Letrozole Beats Tamoxifen in Breast Cancer Therapy
8. Breast screening among diabetic women
9. Breast feeding can alter hormones
10. Diet, Sunlight connected to Breast Cancer Risk
11. Additional Radiotheraphy for Breast Cancer
Post Your Comments:

(Date:12/1/2015)... MA (PRWEB) , ... December 01, 2015 , ... It’s ... has a tattoo — a number even greater among Millennials (a whopping one in ... are more and more people who are dissatisfied with their ink. In fact, ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... 01, 2015 , ... The importance of volumetric breast density ... of numerous abstracts accepted for presentation here, at the 101st Annual Radiology Society ... the use of Volpara Solutions’ quantitative breast imaging software tools for providing breast ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... Diego, CA (PRWEB) , ... December 01, 2015 ... ... and scale , Visage Imaging Inc. (“Visage”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Pro ... mobile imaging results enhancements at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2015 ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... December 01, 2015 , ... ... it has been awarded a fixed price per sprint agile development contract to ... at $34 million over five years, provides software engineering, infrastructure, as well as ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... December 01, 2015 , ... PYA’s ... Post-Affiliation Integration ,” addresses a main “pain point” for merging or aligning healthcare ... once a deal is signed. This quick-read guidance suggests that failing to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/1/2015)... Dec. 1, 2015  Six months of adjunctive metformin therapy ... 1 diabetes, according to new research from T1D Exchange ... may have a beneficial effect on measures of obesity, including ... of the Journal of the American Medical Association , ... effect of metformin on overweight and obese adolescents with type ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... 1, 2015 During the recent 2015 ... San Francisco, CA , Medinol Ltd. continued ... marketplace. During a satellite symposium, "The BioNIR eDES: ... Minimize Restenosis", a renowned physician panel discussed the ... CoCr Coronary Stent System and the Medinol eDES ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... Russia has always been a country of choice for ... Europe in 2015 were tested in phase II-III ... has always been a country of choice for global multi-center phase ... in 2015 were tested in phase II-III clinical trials ... always been a country of choice for global multi-center phase III clinical ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: