NZBCF commits $115K to new fellowship in breast cancer research

July 31, 2014

The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation has committed $115,000 to a new fellowship in breast cancer research for 2015.

The fellowship is open to applicants from any specialty group in the field of breast cancer; for example, pathology, radiology, radiation oncology, medical oncology, surgery, public health or general practice. Applications will be welcome for either clinical or basic science research, promoting advances in the prevention, cause, detection, diagnosis and management of breast cancer, including survivorship.
Applicants for The NZBCF Fellowship should be senior registrars who will have completed or will be in their final year of advanced training in 2015.
The closing date for applications will be October 20, 2014. The NZBCF will be sending out an application form and details in the next two weeks to research groups around the country.
Potential applicants interested in receiving the form should register their interest with Sophie Lawson .

[1] The research, undertaken by Colmar Brunton, questioned 204 women aged 70-84, a sample size statistically representative of the NZ population

[2] 88.7 years at medium death rates, based on the Statistics NZ “How long will I live?” calculator