Our Researchers

Our researchers are at the cutting-edge of understanding why and how breast cancer spreads throughout the body, and are all all working towards the same goal – stopping it in its tracks. Here our scientists discuss the importance of community support, their research, the challenges in breast cancer research and their own personal journey and inspiration.

Professor Kirill Alexandrov

Meet one of our researchers, Professor Kirill Alexandrov, who has a very interesting and innovative project to test for returning cancer.
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Professor Alpha Yap, University of Queensland

Interview with Professor Alpha Yap on his approach to metastatic breast cancer
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Dr Adrian Wiegmans puts a spotlight on breast cancer research

Dr Adrian Wiegmans is a NBCF-funded researcher working at QIMR Berghofer in Queensland. Dr Wiegmans and his team are looking at designing new small molecule drugs to help treat metastatic breast cancer by targeting a particular gene that is over expr ...
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EMPathy Breast Cancer Network

The EMPathy Breast Cancer Network is an Australia-wide team of scientists and doctors funded by the NBCF to investigate new ways to treat advanced breast cancer.
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Professor Erik Thompson puts a spotlight on research and metastatic breast cancer

Professor Erik Thompson from the Queensland University of Technology aims to understand the molecular and cellular mechanisms underpinning the spread of breast cancer through a process called epithelial mesenchymal plasticity. In this video, he talks ...
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Dr Kristopher Thurecht puts a spotlight on research and metastatic breast cancer

Dr Kristofer Thurecht from the University of Queensland has a Novel Concept Grant from the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Dr Thurecht and his team are looking at new imaging methods combined with nanotechnology that will help to target therapeuti ...
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Dr Kristy Brown puts a spotlight on breast cancer research

Dr Kristy Brown heads the Metabolism and Cancer Laboratory at the Hudson Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne and is currently funded by a National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) Novel Concept award. After Kristy’s aunt Ruth was diagnose ...
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Dr Erica Sloan

Dr Erica Sloan was prompted to study the link between stress and cancer progression when she realised that yoga helped her to stay healthy during stressful times in her life.
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Dr Clare Slaney puts a spotlight on breast cancer research

Dr Clare Slaney Slaney is a breast cancer researcher at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne, and in 2012 was awarded a 4 year NBCF Post-Doctoral Fellowship. After doing a PHD in immunology, Dr Slaney’s research now focuses on cancer immu ...
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