Why we need you
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer amongst women in Australia.
In the last 10 years, breast cancer diagnoses in Australia have increased by 21%. Each day 57 people in Australia are diagnosed with breast cancer and 9 people lose their lives to this disease.
Funding world-class breast cancer research is more important than ever if we want to change the stats.
But hope is on the horizon.
The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) is committed to funding research to reach one determined vision - Zero Deaths from breast cancer.
You'll be helping save lives
Who you're helping fund
By taking part in GO PINK and raising funds for the NBCF, you're supporting world-class breast cancer focussed on better understanding how to prevent and detect breast cancer early, how to stop the progression and recurrence of breast cancer and how to effectively treat hard-to-treat and metastatic breast cancers – research that ultimately save lives. The more we raise, the more research we can fund.
Here are just a few of the inspiring research projects underway.
Professor Ian Campbell
Peter MacCallum Centre, VIC
Finding new causes of hereditary breast cancer
Around 10% of breast cancer is caused by an inherited genetic error (mutation) from a parent. However, mutations in the most common breast cancer genes, such as BRCA1/BRCA2 and PALB2 genes, are currently found in less than half of the women diagnosed with hereditary breast cancer.
NBCF-funded researcher Professor Ian Campbell from the Peter McCallum Cancer Centre is searching for other gene mutations that can cause hereditary breast cancer. Outcomes from this research will support the development of genetic tests that will unlock the most effective risk management and treatment options for patients and their family members.
PROFESSOR KELLY-ANNE PHILLIPS
Peter MacCallum Centre, VIC
iPreventNEXT - Helping women with breast cancer to make treatment decisions
Getting a mastectomy is a significant surgery that can affect a woman’s life forever.
NBCF-funded researcher Professor Kelly-Anne Phillips and her team are developing iPreventNEXT – a tool that will use historical data and the latest risk factors to estimate the risk of developing a second breast cancer for newly diagnosed women.
The tool aims to estimate a woman’s personal risk of a 2nd breast cancer event and help her discuss her risks and options with her doctor, to make informed decisions about their treatment.
About National Breast Cancer Foundation
NBCF is Australia's leading not-for-profit organisation funding world-class breast cancer research with money raised entirely by the Australian public.
Our vision is simple - Zero Deaths from breast cancer. How? By funding world-class research focussed on how to prevent, detect, treat and stop the progression and recurrence of breast cancer.
With your support and generosity, we can achieve our vision of Zero Deaths from breast cancer.