Breast Cancer Stats
We're here to change the stats. Our vision: Zero Deaths from breast cancer.
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The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) is Australia’s leading national body funding game-changing breast cancer research with money raised entirely by the Australian public.
We receive no government funding. What we do, would not be possible without the support and generosity of people and organisations like YOU.
Our vision is simple: stop deaths from breast cancer. How? By identifying, funding and championing world-class research -research that will help us detect tumours earlier, improve treatment outcomes, and ultimately –save lives.
Since 1994, when NBCF was first established, we have invested nearly $200M into almost 600 research projects. In that time, the death rates from breast cancer in Australia have reduced by 43% thanks in large part to research in prevention, early detection and new and improved breast cancer treatments.
More than ever, NBCF is focusing keenly on how we can do more with less in order to achieve great outcomes that will impact the longevity and quality of life for patients with breast cancer.
For us, this means identifying new and effective models of funding and ensuring that we don’t stand alone but work collaboratively and creatively to achieve our vision of Zero Deaths from breast cancer.
How? By partnering with the Australian community to champion world-class breast cancer research to create a better tomorrow for all those impacted. Together, we can work towards a future without fear of breast cancer.
Early detection of breast cancer gives the best possible chance of survival.
There are a range of factors that contribute to your chance of developing breast cancer. Some risks can be reduced, while others you might have no control over.
Breast cancer is a complex disease, made up of many different subtypes. Learn more about the stages and types of breast cancer.
Maintaining a positive quality of life - at the time of diagnosis, during treatment and after completion of treatment – is a crucial aspect of treatment outcomes and breast cancer care
When you support NBCF, you're supporting targeted breast cancer research across the spectrum.