The Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC), Breast Cancer Cure and Breast Cancer Foundation NZ (BCFNZ) have been in partnership since 2013 to support high quality and innovative research into breast cancer in New Zealand. The HRC is the crown agency dedicated to funding and fostering excellent health research in New Zealand. Breast Cancer Cure and BCFNZ are both not-for-profit charitable trusts.
Breast Cancer Cure was established solely to support research into finding a cure for breast cancer by making the disease one that women can endure and survive. Over the past 16 years, Breast Cancer Cure has contributed more than $11 million towards breast cancer research in New Zealand, in particular molecular and genetic research.
Breast Cancer Foundation NZ is New Zealand’s largest non-government funder of breast cancer research, education/awareness and support services. BCFNZ actively pursues projects that will help achieve its mission of ‘zero deaths from breast cancer’ and supporting New Zealanders with breast cancer to improve their quality of life and survival.