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  • Study confirms breast cancer can remain dormant for up to 20 years

    November 13th, 2017
    Researchers in the UK have found that breast cancer can recur and spread to other parts of the body 20 years after treatment. The research, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, collected data from more than 60,000 women who had been diagnosed with hormone sensitive breast cancer (oestrogen receptor positive or ER+breast cancer). ... Read more
  • New genetic test could reduce preventative mastectomies

    October 12th, 2017
    A genetic test that more accurately predicts the risk of developing breast cancer is being trialled on women at high-risk of breast cancer in the UK. Currently all women who test positive for a BRCA gene mutation are given the same risk figure of 87 per cent, however calculating each person’s risk is actually much ... Read more
  • Linking health data could help stop breast cancer deaths by 2030

    September 27th, 2017
    This year breast cancer became the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia. Although it has one of the highest survival rates, thanks largely to research, 10 per cent of those diagnosed with breast cancer still die from the disease within five years. The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) invests community funding into breast cancer research ... Read more
  • Margo’s incredible journey

    August 18th, 2017
    After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006 at only 32 years old, Margo and her four sisters decided to host their first Pink Ribbon Breakfast in 2007. Together they organised a small fundraiser with friends and family in the backyard to help others, give back and raise  funds for breast cancer research. The event ... Read more
  • What Will You Tri For? Fiona Tri’s For Her Mum.

    August 16th, 2017
    National Breast Cancer Foundation is one of the official charity partners for Australia’s most-loved sporting event – the Noosa Triathlon. Every year a team of dedicated fundraisers take on the Tri as part of Team NBCF in support of life-changing breast cancer research, with an individual fundraising goal of $1,500. In 2016, Fiona Blakeley was ... Read more
  • Five friends and the Great Wall of China

    July 12th, 2017
    “We all have two lives. The second one begins when we realise we only have one.’’ This Confucius quote rung true for Di, Sue, Sandra, Liz and Kim, who after being touched by breast cancer decided to embark on the adventure of a lifetime as part of our Steps Towards a Cure: Great Wall Trek ... Read more
  • Dr. Deshpande talks about chemotherapy resistance in the treatment of breast cancer

    July 31st, 2016
    Since her interest in science at school in India, Dr Chandrika Deshpande’s passion has grown into a career that helps people live longer healthier lives. Today she conducts research at the Centenary Institute in Sydney, and with funding from NBCF she’s looking into the complexities of chemotherapy resistance in the treatment of breast cancer. She ... Read more
  • Professor Kirill Alexandrov puts a spotlight on breast cancer research

    February 4th, 2016
    Professor Kirill Alexandrov, an NBCF-funded researcher at The University of Queensland, approaches breast cancer research from a biotechnology perspective – looking at how technology can help us better understand our bodies and detect abnormalities in simple yet effective ways. Professor Alexandrov’s team at UQ’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience and Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology ... Read more
  • Dr Adrian Wiegmans puts a spotlight on breast cancer research

    February 4th, 2016
    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 expressed in metastatic forms of breast cancer. In this video, Adrian talks about his research, ... Read more
  • Pandora shows their support for breast cancer research

    October 6th, 2017
    As a Gold Partner in 2017, Pandora has launched a campaign in October to show their support for breast cancer research. The ‘Do Care’ campaign will be celebrated across all 120 Pandora stores on 5 October, with various activities and events in-store. With every purchase made on the day, Pandora will donate 10% of all ... Read more
  • Patrick Roberts launches ‘Pink’ album in October for Research

    September 29th, 2017
    Australian Violin Virtuoso Patrick Roberts is launching a new album called ‘Pink’ on 29th September, 2017 to help raise awareness and funds for life-changing breast cancer research. Proceeds from the sale of Pink will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) to further advance world-class breast cancer research and work towards a goal ... Read more
  • Ford Australia and NBCF – partnering for the future

    August 17th, 2017
    NBCF and Ford Australia are partnering to support life-changing breast cancer research to help create a brighter future.
  • Research helps life after breast cancer be about more than surviving

    October 18th, 2017
    With more women developing breast cancer and surviving, the lifetime burden for them and the healthcare system is growing year by year. In 2017 it is expected that over 17,500 women and men will be diagnosed with breast cancer – that’s an increase of more than a third in the past 10 years. Thankfully, the ... Read more
  • In the news: New mission to stop cancer deaths

    October 3rd, 2017
    News.com.au: Understanding why some women are more at risk of dying from breast cancer than others is the focus of a major research project launched by the National Breast Cancer Foundation. While breast cancer has one of the highest survival rates at 90 per cent, there are hundreds of women who still die within five years ... Read more
  • 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 breast cancer tumours are the same, in fact, there are quite a few subtypes of breast cancer ... Read more

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