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About NBCF

The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) is the only national body that funds life-changing breast cancer research with money raised entirely by the Australian public. Breast cancer is the most common life-threatening cancer facing Australian women, with eight women dying from the disease each day — mothers, sisters, wives, daughters and friends.

Research is the only way to prevent deaths, and improve how breast cancer is diagnosed, managed and treated. By funding only world-class research, NBCF is working towards a goal of zero deaths from breast cancer by 2030.

In 2016 NBCF has committed over $12 million to fund more than 30 research projects that will contribute towards our goal of zero deaths from breast cancer by 2030. This year we have continued to fund innovative projects that investigate new avenues for treatment, and new applications for existing treatments to improve outcomes for breast cancer patients. The researchers will explore promising areas of investigation, some of which include more effective immunotherapies for hard to treat breast cancers, targeted treatment delivery systems, and predictive tests for relapsing cancer. NBCF also launched the Leadership Fellowship, a five year grant which allows a senior researcher to address some of the big questions in breast cancer. In total, since 1994, NBCF has awarded more than $127 million to around 430 Australian-based research projects to improve the health and well-being of those affected by breast cancer.

We are very proud that the National Breast Cancer Foundation raises and grants funds exclusively for research, because we believe research is the most effective way to end breast cancer. We are also very proud of the fact that the National Breast Cancer Foundation has a commitment to funding research right across the spectrum – from understanding the fundamental basis of the disease to psychosocial research aimed at improving the quality of life for survivors.

Our aspirational goal is to achieve zero deaths from breast cancer by 2030. With 42 Australians diagnosed each day and seven dying from the disease, there is still much to do.

Find out about research we support.

Mission and Goals

Our aspirational goal is to achieve zero deaths from breast cancer by 2030. With 37 Australians diagnosed each day and seven dying from the disease, there is still much to do.
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Milestones

1994 – The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) is founded and both David Jones and Estee Lauder Companies join as Corporate Partners. 1997 – Fashion Targets Breast Cancer is launched. 1997 – NBCF funds the establishment of KConFab, a n ...
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Governance

Meet NBCF board of Independent Non-Executive Directors and governance committees.
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Executive Team

Meet the NBCF's senior leadership team.
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Circle of 10

The Circle of 10 brings together a group of young, influential women who are passionate about philanthropy and have a particular interest in breast cancer research.
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Towards Zero Newsletter

Find the NBCF's previous newsletters here.
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Project 2030

NBCF would like to thank the following donors who have supported Stage One of Project 2030.  You are supporting some of the world’s most important breast cancer research into metastasis. Anonymous Members (8), Judy Blackett-Smith, Jason & ...
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