The Waikato Breast Cancer Register is a computerised database where information about breast cancer patients and their treatment is stored. It provides our team with a greater understanding of the nature of breast cancer and its treatment in New Zealand women and records detailed information about diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes of patients with breast cancer.
The information stored on the register is completely confidential and can only be released through strict governance control. Both public and private sector breast cancer patients, as well as patients with invasive breast cancer and DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ – a pre-invasive cancer) are eligible to participate in the registers; participation is voluntary. If you do not want to take part, please inform your doctor or nurse. This will not affect your care in any way.
If you have volunteered to be on the Waikato Breast Cancer Register, you will receive an annual follow up. This enables our team to monitor your diagnosis, any progression of the disease and your treatment. For detailed information, view the patient information sheet.
Who can use the information?
Requests for data are welcomed. All data released is in a form that does not identify any individuals and is critiqued and approved by the Waikato Breast Cancer Register Executive Group before release. This group consists of senior clinicians from Waikato Hospital covering a range of medical disciplines and provides governance over who can use the data and for what purpose, along with any cost that may be incurred, if any. Download data request form.