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Quality of Life

Thanks to advances in breast cancer research, the five-year survival rates for women have increased in the past 25 years from 76% to 91%. This high survival rate means that more women are living with the long-term consequences of their breast cancer diagnosis and treatment than ever before.

Given that breast cancer can have far-reaching physical and psychological impacts, maintaining a positive quality of life – at the time of diagnosis, during treatment and after completion of treatment – is a crucial aspect of treatment outcomes and breast cancer care, for patients and their families.


The research that we fund

NBCF’s funded projects span from developing a new clinical model-of-care to minimise the impact of cardiovascular disease in breast cancer patients, to implementing tailored programs to improve support for breast cancer survivors returning to work.