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October 17th, 2016

Without research, 30,000 more lives will be lost to breast cancer by 2030

October 1st, 2019
To coincide with the first day of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) has released new data showing 30,000 more lives could be lost to breast cancer by 2030*, without adequate research investment. NBCF ...
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New Study Confirms Importance of Family History to Determine Breast Cancer Risk

March 29th, 2019
Four NBCF-funded researchers are part of an international consortium that has recently completed a major study into risk predictions for breast cancer. Professor Melissa Southey, Professor Kelly-Anne Phillips, Professor John Hopper and Associate Prof ...
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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 increas ...
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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 ...
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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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