• A new approach to treating breast and prostate cancer supported by creative funding from the National Breast Cancer Foundation and the Movember Foundation.

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Breast and prostate cancers team up

The National Breast Cancer Foundation and Movember Foundation have together funded research that will reduce deaths in men's and women's cancers, prostate and breast cancer, for a better tomorrow.
  • A new approach to treating breast and prostate cancers

    September 18th, 2017
    Collectively, breast and prostate cancers are the second biggest cancer killer in Australia. Breast and prostate cancers may not seem as though they’d have much in common, particularly as they are found in different organs and, predominantly, different genders. However, these two cancers share similarities at a genetic level. The development and growth of both ... Read more
  • Using cutting edge techniques to predict response to new therapies

    August 24th, 2017
    Amid many cutting-edge techniques that Dr Delphine Merino uses in her research, her use of gene-editing tool CRISPR is exciting for its ability to speed up the pace of research. Funded by the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Dr Merino worked on a new class of drug called ‘BH3 mimetics’ for the treatment of triple negative ... Read more
  • New study shows early detection is vital to avoid relapse

    August 15th, 2017
    Researchers in Britain have shown that cancer cells escape the breast at a late stage of tumour development, rather than during the early stages. This reinforces the knowledge that detecting, diagnosing and treating breast cancer early is essential to saving lives from breast cancer. Catching breast cancer at this early stage means the tumour does ... Read more
  • Margo’s incredible journey

    August 18th, 2017
    After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006 at only 32 years old, Margo and her four sisters decided to host their first Pink Ribbon Breakfast in 2007. Together they organised a small fundraiser with friends and family in the backyard to help others, give back and raise  funds for breast cancer research. The event ... Read more
  • What Will You Tri For? Fiona Tri’s For Her Mum.

    August 16th, 2017
    National Breast Cancer Foundation is one of the official charity partners for Australia’s most-loved sporting event – the Noosa Triathlon. Every year a team of dedicated fundraisers take on the Tri as part of Team NBCF in support of life-changing breast cancer research, with an individual fundraising goal of $1,500. In 2016, Fiona Blakeley was ... Read more
  • Five friends and the Great Wall of China

    July 12th, 2017
    “We all have two lives. The second one begins when we realise we only have one.’’ This Confucius quote rung true for Di, Sue, Sandra, Liz and Kim, who after being touched by breast cancer decided to embark on the adventure of a lifetime as part of our Steps Towards a Cure: Great Wall Trek ... Read more
  • Dr. Deshpande talks about chemotherapy resistance in the treatment of breast cancer

    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
  • Professor Kirill Alexandrov puts a spotlight on breast cancer research

    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
  • Dr Adrian Wiegmans puts a spotlight on breast cancer research

    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
  • How personalised treatment makes such a difference for breast cancer survival

    August 16th, 2017
    The term ‘personalised treatment’ is based on the idea that by understanding the genetic makeup of a person’s disease, treatments can be more accurately tailored to them. This approach is also referred to as ‘precision medicine’. Not all breast cancer tumours are the same, in fact, there are quite a few subtypes of breast cancer ... Read more
  • Monthly breast cancer research update – July 2017

    August 4th, 2017
    In July, breast cancer researchers made strong progress in better understanding the biology of breast cancer – how it grows and spreads, the role stem calls play, how cancer cells can trick healthy cells. They also gave hope to many women with triple negative breast cancer confirming that an emerging type of new treatment may ... Read more
  • Breast cancer researcher answers live questions on metastatic breast cancer

    August 3rd, 2017
    Up to a third of breast cancers can return later in life and the survival rate is alarmingly low when it does. It’s not only researchers who have questions on how to improve these figures, many in the community also want answers about metastatic breast cancer. To help provide some clarity and answer questions from ... Read more

Event Calendar

september 2017

23sep10:00 amPink Ribbon Cup RacedayCelebrating 10 years10:00 am Racecourse Dr, Bundall QLD 4217Gold Coast Turf ClubEvent Organized By: Robyn Cameron

october 2017

1octAll DayTanya is shaving her head for Breast Cancerhttps://www.gofundraise.com.au/page/TanyaWinter(All Day: sunday)
1oct - 311:00 amoct 31- 1:00 amFressko Online Monthly PromotionBuy a Fressko and support NBCF1:00 am - 1:00 am (31) www.madebyfressko.comOnlineEvent Organized By: Hayley - Made by Fressko
1oct - 316:00 pmoct 31- 1:00 amPinktober Hobart 2017- MacMurray Insurance Brokers Pink Light Up Hobart6:00 pm - 1:00 am (31) Hobart City Council’s sites at the Railway Roundabout Fountain, the Elizabeth St Mall and Kennedy Lane, and also the Franklin Square FountainEvent Organized By: Judi Adams

november 2017

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