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October 17th, 2016

What we know about breast density as a risk factor for breast cancer

July 14th, 2017
As we know more about the causes of breast cancer, it’s becoming clear that it’s not only faulty genes and lifestyle factors that are to blame. ‘Breast density’ is also becoming a familiar phrase for those talking about who is at risk of deve ...
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What one researcher is doing to improve breast cancer detection

July 11th, 2017
Professor Martin Ebert from the Sir Charles Gardiner Hospital and University of Western Australia has been funded by the National Breast Cancer Foundation to investigate an innovative new way to detect breast cancer – his project has the potential ...
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Monthly breast cancer research update – June 2017

July 4th, 2017
Exciting results from breast cancer research in June included promising announcements of more funding for improving breast cancer surgery, better understanding of why young women get breast cancer and promising news about future treatments for breast ...
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NBCF researcher Tu Nguyen Dumont focuses on breast cancer prevention

June 26th, 2017
When people meet breast cancer researcher Tu Nguyen-Dumont they always ask how close we are to a cure. That’s not the question Tu is seeking to answer – she is tackling the question from the other end – trying to prevent women from developi ...
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Ever wanted to ask a breast cancer researcher a question?

May 11th, 2017
Earlier this month we invited Professor Meera Agar to our Facebook page to answer live questions from the public about the importance of specialist care for those with metastatic breast cancer. Professor Meera is a palliative care doctor – she help ...
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What does the ‘Warburg effect’ have to do with breast cancer?

May 3rd, 2017
We’ve all heard that cancer is a disease of the genes and decades of research has resulted in a whole field of exploration and progress in this area – genetic testing, whole genome sequencing, genomics – all geared toward helping us underst ...
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Monthly breast cancer research update – April 2017

May 1st, 2017
Breast cancer research discoveries announced in April covered a wide range of topics – all of which give hope for a happier, healthier future. The latest update includes research into the rare type of breast cancer called inflammatory breast cancer ...
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NBCF in the news: New research helps bring more understanding to breast cancer

April 24th, 2017
Starts at 60: How long do you think that breast cancer can lay dormant in the body after a successful treatment? A year? Maybe three years? A new research poll from the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) has discovered that only three per cent ...
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Dr Sarah-Jane Dawson is making a life-changing difference

April 11th, 2017
NBCF funds Dr Sarah-Jane Dawson, a senior researcher at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, where she also sees breast cancer patients regularly in her role as a medical oncologist. Why are you passionate about research? I believe research is the most ...
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Dr Paul Beavis is working towards better treatments

April 10th, 2017
A self-confessed sports fanatic, Dr Paul Beavis from the Peter MacCallum Institute in Melbourne, plays soccer, cricket, tennis, golf, squash and he also goes running regularly. He says getting out and active is a good way to let off steam after a fru ...
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