Libby Burgess

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The Chair of Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition and was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 41 years old.

Libby was a member of the Guideline Advisory Team that developed evidence-based clinical best practice guidelines for early breast cancer in New Zealand.

She provides a consumer perspective through membership of the New Zealand Breast Cancer Special Interest Group and the National Breast Cancer Tumour Stream Working Group which has developed the 'Standards of Service Provision for Breast Cancer Patients in NZ' guidelines.

Libby has actively campaigned on a range of breast cancer issues including the need for fully funded access to Herceptin and other breast cancer medicines, provision of breast reconstruction and timely access to radiation therapy, chemotherapy and surgery. Libby is a scientist based in Auckland.

She was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) in the 2011 New Year's Honours list for services to women's health.