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October 17th, 2016

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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NBCF in the news: New research helps bring more understanding to breast cancer

April 24th, 2017
Starts at 60: How long do you think that breast cancer can lay dormant in the body after a successful treatment? A year? Maybe three years? A new research poll from the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) has discovered that only three per cent ...
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Dr Sarah-Jane Dawson is making a life-changing difference

April 11th, 2017
NBCF funds Dr Sarah-Jane Dawson, a senior researcher at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, where she also sees breast cancer patients regularly in her role as a medical oncologist. Why are you passionate about research? I believe research is the most ...
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Dr Paul Beavis is working towards better treatments

April 10th, 2017
A self-confessed sports fanatic, Dr Paul Beavis from the Peter MacCallum Institute in Melbourne, plays soccer, cricket, tennis, golf, squash and he also goes running regularly. He says getting out and active is a good way to let off steam after a fru ...
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Dr Normand Pouliot’s contribution to breast cancer research

April 10th, 2017
If doctors could predict which women being treated for breast cancer will have their disease re-emerge later in life, anxiety levels would go down, quality of life would go up and their lives would be much longer. This is the focus of research being ...
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Why fund ‘big picture’ breast cancer research?

March 27th, 2017
The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) funds only the best and brightest researchers and invests only in research that has the biggest potential to make a life-changing difference in preventing, detecting and treating breast cancer in Australia ...
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Monthly breast cancer research update – March 2017

March 27th, 2017
March was an exciting month for breast cancer research, with discoveries reported in many of the areas critical to saving lives and living better with breast cancer. From using nano-particles for triple negative breast cancer, to blood tests and new ...
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Monthly Breast Cancer Research Update – February 2017

February 26th, 2017
The findings of some exciting breast cancer research were released in February, continuing to give hope to women of better treatments in future. Updates in immunotherapy, chemotherapy and exercise were of particular interest this month. Metastatic: A ...
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