kConFab – The Kathleen Cuningham Foundation Consortium for research into familial breast cancer

Start Year: 2007
Finish Year: 2011
Chief Investigator: Professor Joseph Sambrook
Grant Type: Translational Grant
Institution: Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Facilitation Grant

Breast cancer is the most common disease in women. In families with an inherited form of breast cancer, nearly half the women in every generation can develop the disease. The aim of this Australasian-wide study, which has been running since 1997, was to complete collection of clinical, epidemiological and genetic data on 1,200 of these severely affected families.

This national resource is, and will continue to be, of great value for researchers who want to identify and characterise the genetic and life style factors that affect onset and progression of breast cancer.

For further information, visit – http://www.kconfab.org