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Our Research Projects

In 2017 NBCF has committed over $12 million to fund more than 30 breast cancer research projects that will contribute towards our goal of zero deaths from breast cancer by 2030.

This year we have continued to fund innovative projects that investigate new avenues for treatment, and new applications for existing treatments to improve outcomes for breast cancer patients. The researchers will explore promising areas of investigation, some of which include more effective immunotherapies for hard to treat breast cancers, targeted treatment delivery systems, and predictive tests for relapsing cancer.

In total, since 1994, NBCF has awarded more than $140 million to around 479 Australian-based research projects to improve the health and well-being of those affected by breast cancer. During that time the 5-year survival for breast cancer has improved from 76% to 90%.

2017 Research Projects:

Search our current and past research projects:

For information relating to grants prior to 2017 you can use the search function below, or for projects before 2006 please contact – research@nbcf.org.au.

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Start YearGrant TitleGrant Type
2017Understanding treatment response in metastatic breast cancersPostdoctoral Fellowship
2017Improving genetic testing for familial cancer riskCancer Australia Priority Driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme(PdCCRS)
2017Overcoming treatment resistance in hormone-driven breast cancerInnovator Grant
2017Discovering the cause of therapy resistance in estrogen-fuelled breast cancerEarly Career Fellowship
2017Improving response to chemotherapy in triple-negative breast cancerInnovator Grant
2017Using immunotherapy to overcome treatment-resistant breast cancerEarly Career Fellowship
2017Understanding why secondary breast cancer sometimes occurs many years after diagnosisInnovator Grant
2017Preventing delirium in metastatic breast cancer patientsPilot Study Grant
2016Mdmx: a potential new therapeutic target for Her2+ breast cancersInnovator Grant
2016The effects of hormone therapy on bone strength in premenopausal women with early breast cancerNBCF/NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarship
2016Finding the missing genes linked to familial breast cancerCancer Australia Priority Driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme(PdCCRS)
2016A novel approach to overcome treatment resistance in breast cancerCancer Australia Priority Driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme(PdCCRS)
2016Mdmx: a potential new therapeutic target for Her2+ breast cancersInnovator Grant
2016Understanding how dormant cancer cells awake and become metastaticInnovator Grant
2016Sexual wellbeing after breast cancer studyAccelerator Research Grant
2016Understanding metastatic breast tumour evasion of immunotherapiesPostdoctoral Fellowship
2016Developing Kadcyla as a novel therapy for a subset of triple negative breast cancer patientsInnovator Grant
2016Using molecular pathology to identify the best treatments for breast cancer patientsPractitioner Fellowship
2016Reducing tumour growth through exercise in women with advanced breast cancer and bone metastasisPilot Study Grant
2016Advanced formulation of curcumin to prevent breast cancer from spreading to the bonesInnovator Grant