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October 17th, 2016

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 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 of steam after a frus ...
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Why fund ‘big picture’ breast cancer research?

March 27th, 2017
The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) funds only the best and brightest researchers and invests only in research that has the biggest potential to make a life-changing difference in preventing, detecting and treating breast cancer in Australia ...
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Monthly breast cancer research update – March 2017

March 27th, 2017
March was an exciting month for breast cancer research, with discoveries reported in many of the areas critical to saving lives and living better with breast cancer. From using nano-particles for triple negative breast cancer, to blood tests and new ...
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Monthly Breast Cancer Research Update – February 2017

February 26th, 2017
The findings of some exciting breast cancer research were released in February, continuing to give hope to women of better treatments in future. Updates in immunotherapy, chemotherapy and exercise were of particular interest this month. Metastatic: A ...
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What motivates breast cancer researcher Dr Brigid Lynch?

February 17th, 2017
Breast cancer researchers have many motivations for choosing this particular field to work in, and for Dr Brigid Lynch, it’s very personal. She’s passionate about making a difference in breast cancer because her grandmother, who she was very clos ...
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The Garvan’s breast cancer research update

February 17th, 2017
Keeping up with what’s happening in the world of breast cancer research is a constant focus for NBCF and we make an effort to stay informed to ensure our investment in research makes the most impact. Recently the Garvan Institute for Medical Resear ...
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Monthly Breast Cancer Research Update – January 2017

February 8th, 2017
It’s been an exciting start to the year in breast cancer research with some significant findings that could improve the survival of people diagnosed with breast cancer in future – some of these hopeful results in are in the areas of treatment, ex ...
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NBCF in the news: Discovery of inflammation protein boosts breast cancer prevention efforts

January 30th, 2017
ABC Online: Adelaide researchers may have found a better way to use anti-inflammatory drugs to prevent breast cancer. The Hospital Research Foundation has identified a protein that causes inflammation and increased breast density in some women, incre ...
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Brain drain or brain gain? NBCF funds young brilliant minds from all over the world

January 10th, 2017
Reports of a ‘brain drain’ from Australia arise now and then, often arguing that research funding is so difficult to obtain that our young talented researchers are taking their skills overseas where their financial future is more secure. There’ ...
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