When the National Breast Cancer Foundation was founded in 1994, 24% of women diagnosed with breast cancer passed away within five years of their diagnosis. In less than 20 years, this figure has improved to 90 per cent survival. NBCF believes this achievement is thanks largely to research – the most effective way to improve the prevention, detection and treatment of breast cancer. Although progress is being made, there is still a long way to go. A continued and concerted research effort is vital for improving the quality of life for those living with breast cancer, as well as moving towards breast cancer prevention and cure.
Since 1994, the National Breast Cancer Foundation has awarded more than $140 million to fund 479 Australian-based breast cancer research projects. As Australia’s leading community-supported organisation funding breast cancer research, The National Breast Cancer Foundation is proud to fund research right across the spectrum – from understanding the fundamental basis of this disease to develop better treatment options, to psychosocial research aimed at improving the quality of life for those with breast cancer and their families. The National Breast Cancer Foundation believes in supporting research that will have the greatest possible impact.
As the National Breast Cancer Foundation receives no government funding, all funds are donated by the community through fundraising initiatives and donations. This has led to:
- More effective therapies
- Greater understanding of possible ways to stop the spread of breast cancer to other parts of the body
- Improved quality of life for patients and their families
Make a donation today that will fund research to stop deaths from breast cancer. It’s not every day that you’re able to do something so amazing. Make today that day.