October 13th, 2016
Thanks to progress made in early detection and better treatments, 90 per cent of those diagnosed with breast cancer in Australia will still be alive in five years[i].This is an enormous improvement over the figures reported just a few years ago: in 1994, only 76% of women were likely to survive after 5 years. However, ... Read more
October 10th, 2016
With funding and support from the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Melbourne researchers have discovered a new way to interpret mammograms that could transform routine breast screening and save lives. Professor John Hopper Director of Research at the Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Melbourne said the new technique makes it possible to predict with ... Read more
October 4th, 2016
Women with higher breast density for their age are more likely to develop breast cancer. High breast density also makes it harder for doctors to detect breast cancer on a mammogram but Australian women are not routinely tested for and told about their level of breast density when they undergo a mammogram. A woman’s breasts ... Read more
October 24th, 2016
NBCF supports Cancer Australia’s updated guidelines for care of women with breast cancer, released this week. The guidelines highlight key appropriate and inappropriate breast cancer practices across the cancer care continuum, i.e. what ‘ought to be done’ in breast cancer care to maximise clinical benefit, minimise harm and deliver patient-centred care. The guidelines outline 12 ... Read more
October 17th, 2016
A new study has found women of Asian backgrounds are more likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer at a younger age than the rest of the population. The study is one of the first of its kind to look at breast cancer patterns in women from migrant backgrounds and could lead to earlier screening ... Read more
October 17th, 2016
During September NBCF hosted our first live Q&A with a researcher on Facebook giving our community the opportunity to get virtually one-on-one with a researcher. The event was a resounding success with members of our online community posing questions to invited guest Dr Simon Junankar from the Garvan Institute for Medical Research. Dr Junankar is ... Read more
September 13th, 2016
In May 2017, Julie Curtis (54) and Karen James (55) will join a group of passionate supporters travelling to Spain as part of NBCF’s Path Towards a Cure: El Camino fundraising trek. We spoke to these incredible women about what motivated them to take on this amazing adventure for NBCF.
August 29th, 2016
August was an interesting month for breast cancer research! Multiple studies revealed what genetic and DNA testing can tell us about breast cancer prevention and treatment. We learned that tumours can be made up of different types of cancer cells, and researchers are still trying to understand the implications of dense breast tissue. Cancer researchers ... Read more
August 2nd, 2016
As a 70 year old female I am about to enter my 41st year since I was diagnosed with breast cancer back in 1976. I felt I could not let this milestone pass without some sort of celebration. Inviting friends for lunch (one for each decade), I wore a purple jumper and lit a purple ... Read more
July 31st, 2016
Since her interest in science at school in India, Dr Chandrika Deshpande’s passion has grown into a career that helps people live longer healthier lives. Today she conducts research at the Centenary Institute in Sydney, and with funding from NBCF she’s looking into the complexities of chemotherapy resistance in the treatment of breast cancer. She ... Read more
February 4th, 2016
Professor Kirill Alexandrov, an NBCF-funded researcher at The University of Queensland, approaches breast cancer research from a biotechnology perspective – looking at how technology can help us better understand our bodies and detect abnormalities in simple yet effective ways. Professor Alexandrov’s team at UQ’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience and Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology ... Read more
February 4th, 2016
Dr Adrian Wiegmans is a NBCF-funded researcher working at QIMR Berghofer in Queensland. Dr Wiegmans and his team are looking at designing new small molecule drugs to help treat metastatic breast cancer by targeting a particular gene that is over expressed in metastatic forms of breast cancer. In this video, Adrian talks about his research, ... Read more
October 12th, 2016
The Mckay family (pictured above) - Team ‘On the Road Again’ have been cruising around Australia, living in a newly renovated caravan for three months whilst raising awareness and money for National Breast Cancer Foundation as Dometic Follow the Sun Ambassadors. We ask them how their caravanning adventure has been so far and this was their response.
September 29th, 2016
Today, HCF launches the Hands On campaign in partnership with the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) aimed at raising awareness of breast checks and showing people what to look and feel for. HCF Hands On will run throughout October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month and is an education initiative designed specifically to teach Australians what the possible ... Read more
September 19th, 2016
47-year old Kate Richards and her family of four were chosen as Dometic Follow the Sun Ambassadors and have embarked on the 13-week expenses paid trip down the east coast of Australia in the NBCF’s show-stopping Pink Minnie caravan.
1oct - 31All DaySAKE JR BOWL FOR YOUR LIFEMeals that make a difference!(All Day) Westfield Pitt St Mall, Level 5, Cnr Pitt St & Market St, Sydney, NSW, 2000Sake JrEvent Organized By: Nicole Gassett
1oct - 2912:00 pmoct 29- 4:00 pmBCA Month at Riley St GarageJoin us on a Saturday in October at Riley St Garage, Woolloomooloo for a great time supporting a great cause12:00 pm - 4:00 pm (29) AEST 55 Riley St, WoolloomoolooRiley St GarageEvent Organized By: Liesel Petersen
3oct - 1novoct 31:00 amnov 1- 1:00 amMade By FresskoBLUSH FLASK SALE1:00 am - (november 1) 1:00 am Available only onlineEvent Organized By: Hayley Culley
30oct7:30 am- 9:00 amJogs For JugsOne country running on one day7:30 am - 9:00 am AEST Across Australia – please see website for locationsEvent Organized By: Peta Burton
3oct - 1novoct 31:00 amnov 1- 1:00 amMade By FresskoBLUSH FLASK SALE(october 3) 1:00 am - (november 1) 1:00 am Available only onlineEvent Organized By: Hayley Culley
31octAll DayPaint Them PinkPamper yourself at Sanctum to support the National Breast Cancer Foundation.(All Day) AEST 2/132 James St, Templestowe 3106Sanctum Body TherapyEvent Organized By: Tia Busby
Lombard have a range of pink ribbon products to cater for all your event needs. 20% from the sale of each item will be donated to NBCF. For more information please visi ...
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The Mercer + Reid ‘Tea Rose’ Home Fragrance Range is our signature pink product, with all net proceeds donated directly to the NBCF. This beautiful candle and diff ...