Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition is delighted that Palmerston North oncologist, Dr Richard Isaacs has been acknowledged in the Queen’s Birthday honours as a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit.
Dr Isaacs was instrumental in the battle to secure Government funding for a 12-month treatment programme of Herceptin for women with HER2 Positive breast cancer.
He’s been honoureBCAC chairperson, Libby Burgess, says Dr Isaacs award is well deserved.d for his contribution to ensuring cancer patients have access to world-class treatment, as well as his contributions to research and breast cancer care.
Dr Isaacs is chairman of the Breast Cancer Special Interest Group, a sub-group of the New Zealand Association of Cancer Specialists. He has been involved in more than 20 medical oncology clinical trials, is vice president of the Palmerston North Research Foundation and has worked extensively with Massey University's Institute of Molecular Biosciences, particularly with breast cancer and melanoma researcher Kathryn Stowell.