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October 17th, 2016

How personalised treatment makes such a difference for breast cancer survival

August 16th, 2017
The term ‘personalised treatment’ is based on the idea that by understanding the genetic makeup of a person’s disease, treatments can be more accurately tailored to them. This approach is also referred to as ‘precision medicine’. Not all br ...
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Monthly breast cancer research update – July 2017

August 4th, 2017
In July, breast cancer researchers made strong progress in better understanding the biology of breast cancer – how it grows and spreads, the role stem calls play, how cancer cells can trick healthy cells. They also gave hope to many women with trip ...
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Breast cancer researcher answers live questions on metastatic breast cancer

August 3rd, 2017
Up to a third of breast cancers can return later in life and the survival rate is alarmingly low when it does. It’s not only researchers who have questions on how to improve these figures, many in the community also want answers about metastatic br ...
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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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