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Our Research Projects

In 2017 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 $140 million to around 470 Australian-based research projects to improve the health and well-being of those affected by breast cancer.

For information relating to grants prior to 2016 you can use the search function below, or for projects before 2006 please contact – research@nbcf.org.au.

2016 Research Projects:

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Start YearGrant TitleGrant Type
2016Mdmx: a potential new therapeutic target for Her2+ breast cancersInnovator Grant
2016The effects of hormone therapy on bone strength in premenopausal women with early breast cancerNBCF/NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarship
2016Finding the missing genes linked to familial breast cancerCancer Australia Priority Driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme(PdCCRS)
2016A novel approach to overcome treatment resistance in breast cancerCancer Australia Priority Driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme(PdCCRS)
2016Mdmx: a potential new therapeutic target for Her2+ breast cancersInnovator Grant
2016Understanding how dormant cancer cells awake and become metastaticInnovator Grant
2016Sexual wellbeing after breast cancer studyAccelerator Research Grant
2016Understanding metastatic breast tumour evasion of immunotherapiesPostdoctoral Fellowship
2016Developing Kadcyla as a novel therapy for a subset of triple negative breast cancer patientsInnovator Grant
2016Using molecular pathology to identify the best treatments for breast cancer patientsPractitioner Fellowship
2016Reducing tumour growth through exercise in women with advanced breast cancer and bone metastasisPilot Study Grant
2016Advanced formulation of curcumin to prevent breast cancer from spreading to the bonesInnovator Grant
2016Designing new nanotechnologies to target and eradicate breast cancer by engaging the immune systemInnovator Grant
2016Making chemotherapy for breast cancer more targeted via a ‘Trojan Horse’Postdoctoral Fellowship
2016Cell fate decisions and fatal consequences: How cancer seeds can choose a life less travelledInnovator Grant
2016Transforming breast cancer screening and diagnosisInnovator Grant
2016Early identification and treatment of breast cancer spread to the brainInnovator Grant
2016Enhancing breast screening and staging research to improve practiceBreast Cancer Leadership Fellowship
2016Development of a tailored supportive care program for women living with advanced breast cancerPilot Study
2016Online oncology support trial for rural women before and after breast cancer surgeryPostdoctoral Fellowship