The New Zealand Association of Breast Cancer Research Incorporated
(Incorporated Society Registration No.: 2702871 and Charity Registration No.: CC56911)
The New Zealand Association of Breast Cancer Research (NZABC®) Incorporated was established at the inaugural New Zealand Breast Cancer Symposium (NZBCS), which was held from Sunday 12 - Tuesday 14 November 2017 in the Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand. Associate Professor Dong-Xu Liu from the Auckland University of Technology was elected as the founding President of the NZABC® at the first Annual General Meeting (AGM). The NZABC® is a non-profit scientific organisation for breast cancer research. The upside down heart shape in the logo resembles the breasts, and the two circles resemble a field of view of a microscopy. It conveys the meaning of "Our hearts are with those affected by breast cancer, and we at the NZABC® are United For a Breast Cancer Cure Through Research".
Vision of the NZABC®: United for a breast cancer cure through research.
Aims of the NZABC®: To promote basic and clinical research on breast cancer, stimulate national and international collaborations, and expedite the translation of laboratory discoveries into clinical applications, for improved treatment and life quality of those affected with breast cancer.
Membership contributions of the NZABC®: A NZ$20.00 of annual membership fee is required from all active members upon joining. A 50% discount is applied to a 5-year membership, i.e. only pay NZ$50.00 for a membership of 5 years. The collected fund is mainly for the purchase of a domain and services for hosting the NZABC® website. Members will enjoy a discounted registration fee for any future conferences organized by the NZABC®. All prices include GST.
Constitution of the NZABC®: A committee consisting of the Past President, the President, the Vice President, four standing members, the Secretary, the Treasurer and other roles as NZABC® shall decide, are elected during the NZBCS for a term of 3 years.
Functions of the NZABC®: To organise annual meeting/seminars attended by New Zealand researchers, and triennial New Zealand Breast Cancer Symposium (NZBCS) international conferences; To form a consortium for breast cancer research and make early preparations for a bid for the Government Centres of Research Excellence (CoRE) funding, e.g. in the next round in 2021.
Headquarter of the NZABC®: It is based in the School of Science, the Auckland University of Technology, WS Building, 34 St Paul Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand.
The first AGM was held at the Auckland University of Technology in Room WG607 during the inaugural New Zealand Breast Cancer Symposium on the 12th Day of November 2017. The Executive Committee of the NZABC® were elected. The current Executive Committee Members are as follows:
Current Committee Members: (in alpha-surname order)
Ian Campbell, Professor, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Australia. Tracy Hale, Institute of Fundamental Sciences, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand. Katrin Kramer, Department of Pathology, Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago, New Zealand. Euphemia Leung, Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre, the University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand. Dong-Xu Liu, Associate Professor, the Centre for Biomedical and Chemical Sciences, School of Science, the Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. Holly Perry, School of Science, the Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. Linda Peters, School of Science, the University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. Zimei Wu, Associate Professor, the School of Pharmacy, the University of Auckland, New Zealand.
Past Committee Members: (in alpha-surname order)
Evelyn Sattlegger, Associate Professor, Institute of Natural & Mathematical Sciences, the Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand. Served: Nov 2017 - June 2019.
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the leading cause of cancer-related death among women worldwide. The incidence rate of breast cancer in New Zealand is among the highest in the world. It affects one in nine New Zealand females in their life time. Somebody in your family or around you, who are directly or indirectly related to you, may have already been diagnosed with breast cancer. Although male breast cancer is rare, men may suffer from it at a much lower rate. In New Zealand, about 1 percent of all breast cancers are in men. In 2016, 3308 female breast cancer new cases and more than 650 breast cancer deaths were reported in New Zealand.
Research has played a critical role in reducing breast cancer incidence and mortality rates. The vision of the NZABC® is to be "United for a Cure Through Research" and make those with breast cancer live longer. We organise annual seminars and triennial New Zealand Breast Cancer Symposium (NZBCS) international conferences, aiming to promote breast cancer research, stimulate national and international collaborations, and expedite the translation of laboratory discoveries into clinical applications. Our work will result in better treatment and improved life quality of those affected with breast cancer. It does not matter who you are and what you are doing. As long as you have a special interest in breast cancer and wish to support breast cancer research, you are welcome to become a member of the NZABC® to offer your help.
The NZABC® is a membership-based non-profit organisation (Registration No.: 2702871) registered under the Incorporated Societies Act 1908 of New Zealand. It is also a charitable entity (Registration No.: CC56911) registered under the Charities Act 2005 of New Zealand. You may want to make a donation to support breast cancer research. Since we are a non-profit organisation, all your donations will directly go to breast cancer research at a rate of 100% without any deductions of administration and management fees. You can use one of the following ways to make a donation:
1. Through online banking or bank transfer:
The easiest way to make a donation is through online banking or bank transfer. Our bank details are as follows:
Account Name: New Zealand Association of Breast Cancer Research Incorporated
Account Number: 03-0296-0456700-000
Bank Name and Branch: Westpac, Mid City, 229-231 Queen Street, Auckland, New Zealand.
Please record "Your Name" and "Donation" in the "Message/Reference" field of your online banking.
2. By cheque:
Please make your cheque payable to "New Zealand Association of Breast Cancer Research Incorporated" and post it to A/Prof Dong-Xu Liu, C-42, Private Bag 92006, Auckland 1142, New Zealand.
3. By credit card:
Please download the NZABC® Donation Form and fill out the credit card details and send the form, by post, to A/Prof Dong-Xu Liu, C-42, Private Bag 92006, Auckland 1142, New Zealand, or via email